What Happened on October 8, 1965

Historical Events

  • Muslims in Jakarta set fire to PKI headquarters
  • Post Office Tower opens in London, then the tallest building in England
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor (Father Ted), born in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland
  • C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American rock bassist, and vocalist (The Ramones, 1989-95 - "Scattergun"), born in Queens, New York
  • Martin Mayhew, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Daytona Beach, California
  • Matt Biondi, American swimmer (8 Olympic gold-84, 88, 92), born in Moraga, California
  • Ross Flemer, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
1965 Highlights

About October 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Yesterday - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Tears - Ken Dodd