What Happened on September 17, 1965

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Singer, American film and television director (The Usual Suspects), born in New York City
  • Guy Picciotto, American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Kyle Chandler, American actor (Friday Night Lights), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer (Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Hirakata, Japan
Born in 1965

Famous Weddings

Billie Jean King

American future tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds American future attorney and sports promoter Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California; divorce in 1987

About September 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Help! - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Make It Easy On Yourself - Walker Brothers