On This Day

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

Famous Weddings

Billie Jean King

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

1965 Highlights

About September 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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