On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1965

Historical Events

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

SingaporeSingapore Leaves Malaysia

Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence

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Front page of The Straits Times announcing Singapore Independence
Front page of The Straits Times announcing Singapore Independence
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Famous Birthdays

  • Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • Kyle 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? 55 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo