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
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

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

About August 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher
  • UK #1 Song: Help! - The Beatles