On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1965

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBashar al-Assad

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

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • John Schofield, BBC journalist (d. 1995)
  • Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play, 18), born in Harlem, New York
  • Paul Heyman, American entertainment producer and wrestling manager, born in Westchester County, New York
  • Tony Woods, American NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Newark, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International (b. 1878)