On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1965

Historical Events

  • A small ad in New York’s Daily Variety attracts 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees"
  • Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida
  • Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

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? 55 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo