On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1965

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida
  • Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game
  • Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with Davey Jones already having been cast

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbra Fontana Harris, American volleyball player (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
1965 Highlights

About September 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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