On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1965

Historical Events

  • Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy, Arkansas, kills 53

Famous Birthdays

  • Ezra Polley, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Georgetown, Kentucky
  • John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • Kyle Keiderling, American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), dies at 76
1965 Highlights

About August 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo