Historical Events in August 1965

  • Aug 1 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • Aug 2 Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating the US is losing
  • Aug 4 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
  • Aug 5 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 6 Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!", from the film soundtrack
  • Aug 6 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

Historic Event

Aug 6 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act prohibiting voting discrimination against minorities

Agreement of Interest

Aug 7 Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister of Singapore signs a separation agreement with Malaysia, after 2 years of political union

  • Aug 9 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy, Arkansas, kills 53
  • Aug 10 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • Aug 11 "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • Aug 11 Watts riots begin in Southeast Los Angeles, lasts 6 days
  • Aug 12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge
  • Aug 12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
  • Aug 12 Race riot in West Side of Chicago
  • Aug 14 Continental Football League plays 1st games

#1 in the Charts

Aug 14 Sonny & Cher's single "I Got You Babe" hits #1

Music History

Aug 15 Beatles play to their largest crowd of over 55,000 at Shea Stadium, New York City; among those in attending were future wives Barbara Bach and Linda Eastman [1] [2]

Sports History

Aug 15 Japanese community of San Francisco holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st Japanese player to play in major leagues

PGA Championship

Aug 15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes

  • Aug 16 American Football League's 9th franchise is officially awarded to Joe Robbie and television star Danny Thomas; Miami Dolphins start play in AFL's Eastern Division in 1966
  • Aug 18 Dutch soccer team FC Den Bosch (successor to BVV 1906 and Wilhelmina 1890) is established at 's-Hertogenbosch

Sports History

Aug 18 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

Sports History

Aug 18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his third career triple play (tying George Sisler, Deacon McGuire and Joe Start)

  • Aug 19 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 19 The Yardbirds launch their first US tour
  • Aug 20 Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Aug 20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • Aug 21 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
  • Aug 21 Romania adopts constitution
  • Aug 21 The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Aug 22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • Aug 24 26th Venice Film Festival: "Sandra" directed by Luchino Visconti wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 27 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley, at his Los Angeles, California home
  • Aug 27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Music Concert

Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar In concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York City

  • Aug 29 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5

Baseball Record

Aug 29 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

Sports History

Aug 30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

  • Aug 30 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  • Aug 31 The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight.
  • Aug 31 US Congress establishes Department of Housing & Urban Development