On This Day

What Happened in September 1965

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)

Sports History

Sep 2 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

  • Sep 2 Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
  • Sep 3 Rolling Stone concert at the Adelphi Theater in Dublin, Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • Sep 3 Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

Catholic Encyclical

Sep 3 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei

  • Sep 3 Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels
  • Sep 4 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Sep 4 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 Rock group The Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • Sep 6 India invades West Pakistan, beginning the Indo-Pakistani War
  • Sep 6 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana
  • Sep 7 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • Sep 8 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida
  • Sep 8 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Sep 8 Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with Davey Jones already having been cast

Historic Event

Sep 9 François Mitterrand nominated for French presidency

Baseball Record

Sep 9 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium

  • Sep 9 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
  • Sep 10 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 10 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
  • Sep 10 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Sep 11 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • Sep 11 The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75
  • Sep 12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Spaniard Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale of South Africa 6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1 for his lone US singles crown
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith wins her second of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5

Music Single

Sep 13 Beatles release single "Yesterday" - just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin

  • Sep 13 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
  • Sep 13 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast

Baseball Event

Sep 13 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

  • Sep 14 Western sitcom "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 14 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
  • Sep 15 US TV series "Lost in Space" premieres

Album Release

Sep 15 Volt/Stax records releases Otis Redding's third studio album "Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul" in the US, Atlantic releases it in the UK; frequently ranked on top album lists

  • Sep 16 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
  • Sep 16 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany

Music History

Sep 16 British singer Davie Jones changes his stage name to "David Bowie" to avoid confusion with the Monkee of the same name

  • Sep 17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Television Premiere

Sep 18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Sports History

Sep 18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

Television Premiere

Sep 18 TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

  • Sep 19 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • Sep 20 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 21 O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
  • Sep 21 Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations.
  • Sep 22 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
  • Sep 24 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
  • Sep 24 Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen
  • Sep 24 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
  • Sep 25 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances

Sports History

Sep 25 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City Athletics pitches 3 scoreless innings

  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • Sep 25 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • Sep 26 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 stroke from Clifford Ann Creed
  • Sep 26 Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
  • Sep 26 Queen Elizabeth decorates the Beatles with Order of the British Empire
  • Sep 28 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
  • Sep 28 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100
  • Sep 29 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Sep 29 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
  • Sep 29 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season

TV Show Appearance

Sep 30 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)

Sports History

Sep 30 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Hardy Nickerson, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1993, 96–99; All-Pro 1993, 96-97, 99; Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Compton, California
  • Sep 2 Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Lennox Lewis

Sep 2 Lennox Lewis, British/Canadian boxer (Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion 1999), born in London, England

  • Sep 2 Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker

Charlie Sheen

Sep 3 Charlie Sheen [Carlos Estévez], American actor (Wall St, Platoon), born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 3 Vaden Todd Lewis, American musician (Toadies), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 4 Greg Fidelman, American guitarist, sound engineer (Rick Rubin productions), and record producer (Metallica)
  • Sep 5 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 5 César Rincón, Colombian matador, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Sep 5 Chris Gore, American filmmaker, born in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Sep 5 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2009), born in London, England
  • Sep 6 Christopher Nolan, Irish handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), born in Mullingar, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Sep 6 John Polson, Australian actor (The Sum of Us) and film director, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 7 Bruce Armstrong, American NFL offensive tackle (NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 7 Danny Harris, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • Sep 7 Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer (won European Golden Boot Award 1991), born in Skopje, Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Sep 7 Andreas Thom, German footballer (Dynamo Berlin), born in Rüdersdorf, East Germany
  • Sep 7 Uta Pippig, German long distance runner, born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Sep 7 Ron Blake, American jazz saxophonist, (SNL band; Christian McBride Big Band; Art Farmer), band leader, composer, and music educator (Juilliard), born in the Virgin Islands
  • Sep 8 Barbra Fontana Harris, American volleyball player (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Sep 9 Brenda Epperson, American actress (Ashley Abbott-Young & Restless), born in North Hollywood, California
  • Sep 9 Dan Majerle, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Marc Dunn, Canadian volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Sep 9 Todd Zeile, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles,
  • Sep 10 Allison Daughtry, actress (Guilding Light)
  • Sep 11 John Schofield, BBC journalist (d. 1995)

Bashar al-Assad

Sep 11 Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (2000-present), born in Damascus, Syria

  • Sep 11 Paul Heyman, American entertainment producer and wrestling manager, born in Westchester County, New York
  • Sep 11 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York
  • Sep 11 Graeme Obree, Scottish racing cyclist (World Hour Record 1993, 94; World C'ships gold 4000m pursuit 1993, 95), born in Nuneaton, England
  • Sep 12 Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Sep 12 Vernon Maxwell, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 12 Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host, born in Greåker, Sarpsborg, Norway
  • Sep 12 John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), born in California
  • Sep 12 Joe Schmidt, New Zealand rugby union coach (Leinster; Ireland: 6 Nations C'ship 2014, 15, 18; Grand Slam 2018; Triple Crown 2018), born in Kawakawa, New Zealand
  • Sep 13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer (Oasis; The Who), son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • Sep 13 Annie Duke, American poker player, born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Sep 13 Jeffrey Ross, American stand-up comedian, born in Springfield, New Jersey
  • Sep 14 Troy Neel, American baseball player, born in Freeport, Texas

Dmitry Medvedev

Sep 14 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

  • Sep 16 Katy Kurtzman, American actress (Lindsay-Dynasty), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 16 Lorne Spicer, British TV presenter, born in Upminster, United Kingdom
  • Sep 17 Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • Sep 17 Guy Picciotto, American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 17 Bryan Singer, American film and television director (The Usual Suspects), born in New York City
  • Sep 17 Kyle Chandler, American actor (Friday Night Lights), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 19 Debbye Turner, Miss America (1990) and TV host, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 19 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Sep 19 Alexandra Vandernoot, Belgian actress (Highlander: The Series), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 19 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • Sep 20 Robert Rusler, American actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin'), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Sep 21 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 22 Mark Guthrie, American pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 22 Andy Cairns, Irish musician, born in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 23 Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player (12 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 5 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, ESPN), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 24 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot; Great White; Rough Cutt; House of Lords), born in South Bend, Indiana

Scottie Pippen

Sep 25 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (6 x NBA champion Chicago Bulls; 7 x NBA All Star; NBA All Star Game MVP 1994; Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas

  • Sep 26 Alexandra Lencastre, Portuguese actress, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Jill Soloway

Sep 26 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

Petro Poroshenko

Sep 26 Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian candy maker, businessman and President of Ukraine (2014-19), born in Bolhrad, Ukraine, Soviet Union

  • Sep 27 Steve Kerr, American basketball guard, head coach (5 NBA titles as player Chicago Bulls, SA Spurs - 3 as coach GS Warriors), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sep 27 Ricky Fuji, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Sep 27 Alexis Stewart, American radio personality, born in New York City
  • Sep 27 Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick
  • Sep 28 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • Sep 28 Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
  • Sep 29 Iain Baker, English pop musician (Jesus Jones), born in Charshalton, England
  • Sep 29 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos-Dutch dancer (Josephine)
  • Sep 29 Trent Yawney, Canadian NHL player and coach (Calgary Flames), born in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
  • Sep 30 Kathleen Madigan, American comedian
  • Sep 30 Omid Djalili, British stand-up comedian, actor of Iranian heritage, born in Chelsea, London

Famous Weddings

Billie Jean King

Sep 17 Tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

Danielle Steel

Sep 25 Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 3 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Albert Schweitzer, German-French theologian and philosopher (Nobel Peace Prize 1954), dies at 90
  • Sep 5 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • Sep 6 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • Sep 9 Julián Carillo, Mexiacn violinist, composer (D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), and music theorist (Sonido 13 / The Thirteenth Sound),dies at 90
  • Sep 10 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • Sep 10 Father Divine [Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • Sep 11 Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • Sep 13 Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 J. W. Hearne, English cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 30 wickets, 1 x 100; Middlesex), dies at 74
  • Sep 14 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist who specialized in watercolors and still lifes, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Steve Brown, American jazz musician, dies at 75
  • Sep 16 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean cellist, composer (Aegukga - national anthem of South Korea), and conductor, dies at 58
  • Sep 16 Fred Quimby, American Academy Award-winning animated film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Sep 22 Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American bridge engineer, dies at 86
  • Sep 25 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • Sep 26 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)

Clara Bow

Sep 27 Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It), dies at 60

  • Sep 27 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • Sep 30 E. E. Smith, American food engineer and sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75