On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1965

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestLennox Lewis

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 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? 54 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo