What Happened on September 2, 1965

Historical Events

Sports History

Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

  • Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Lennox LewisLennox Lewis (57 years old)

British/Canadian boxer (Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion 1999), born in London, England

  • Partho Sen-Gupta, Indian filmmaker

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer, dies at 48
1965 Highlights

About September 2, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Help! - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: I Got You Babe - Sonny & Cher