What Happened on September 12, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

17th Emmy Awards: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" & Dick Van Dyke win

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • 85th U.S. Men's National Championship: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins her 2nd of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5
  • WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian cartoonist, designer and TV host, born in Greåker, Sarpsborg, Norway
  • John Norwood Fisher, American musician (Fishbone)
  • Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Vernon Maxwell, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Gainesville, Florida