On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1965

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), born in California
  • Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Vernon Maxwell, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Gainesville, Florida
1965 Highlights

About September 12, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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