On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1965

Historical Events

  • MLB Draft: Kansas City Athletics A's select Arizona State University outfielder Rick Monday #1; inaugural MLB Draft
  • US troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
  • USSR launches Luna 6; it missed the Moon by 99,000 miles

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Chavis, American professional wrestler
  • Dine Doneff [Kostas Theodorou], Macedonian jazz double bassist, arranger, and composer, born in West Germany
  • Kevin Ritz, American pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Eatonstown, New Jersey
  • Rob Pilatus, American-German model, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • Erik Chisholm, Scottish conductor, composer (Hindustani Piano Concerto), and educator (South African College of Music, 1949-65),, dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Julius Bissier, German painter, dies at 71
1965 Highlights

About June 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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