On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion), 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