On This Day

Historical Events in September 1965

  • Sep 1 Indo-Pakistani conflict - Pakistani counter-attack (Operation Grand Slam,)

Sports History

Sep 2 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

  • Sep 2 Treblinka trial in Dusseldorf ends
  • Sep 3 Rolling Stone concert at the Adelphi Theater in Dublin, Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • Sep 3 Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

Catholic Encyclical

Sep 3 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Mysterium Fidei

  • Sep 3 Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels
  • Sep 4 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Sep 4 KREZ TV channel 6 in Durango, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 4 Rock group The Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • Sep 6 India invades West Pakistan, beginning the Indo-Pakistani War
  • Sep 6 KLNE TV channel 3 in Lexington, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 -10] Hurricane Betsy, kills 74 in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana
  • Sep 7 China announces that it will reinforce its troops in the Indian border.
  • Sep 8 Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida
  • Sep 8 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Sep 8 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

Historic Event

Sep 9 François Mitterrand nominated for French presidency

Baseball Record

Sep 9 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium

  • Sep 9 Tibet is made an autonomous region of China
  • Sep 10 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 10 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
  • Sep 10 WUND TV channel 2 in Columbia, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 11 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Sep 11 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • Sep 11 The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
  • Sep 12 Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75
  • Sep 12 WCEE TV channel 23 in Rockford, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Spaniard Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale of South Africa 6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1 for his lone US singles crown
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith wins her second of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5

Music Single

Sep 13 Beatles release single "Yesterday" - just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin

  • Sep 13 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
  • Sep 13 Today Show's 1st totally color broadcast

Baseball Event

Sep 13 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

  • Sep 14 Western sitcom "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • Sep 14 4th meeting of 2nd Vatican council opened
  • Sep 15 US TV series "Lost in Space" premieres

Album Release

Sep 15 Volt/Stax records releases Otis Redding's third studio album "Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul" in the US, Atlantic releases it in the UK; frequently ranked on top album lists

  • Sep 16 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
  • Sep 16 Sobibor trial opens in Hagen, West Germany

Music History

Sep 16 British singer Davie Jones changes his stage name to "David Bowie" to avoid confusion with the Monkee of the same name

  • Sep 17 WPHL TV channel 17 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Television Premiere

Sep 18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Sports History

Sep 18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

Television Premiere

Sep 18 TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

  • Sep 19 Erhards CDU wins West German parliament elections
  • Sep 20 WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 21 O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
  • Sep 21 Singapore admitted as part of the United Nations.
  • Sep 22 India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending the Indo-Pakistani War
  • Sep 24 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
  • Sep 24 Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen
  • Sep 24 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
  • Sep 25 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances

Sports History

Sep 25 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City Athletics pitches 3 scoreless innings

  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • Sep 25 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • Sep 26 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 stroke from Clifford Ann Creed
  • Sep 26 Minnesota gains its 1st AL pennant by defeating Washington, 2-1
  • Sep 26 Queen Elizabeth decorates the Beatles with Order of the British Empire
  • Sep 28 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
  • Sep 28 Taal Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines killing around 100
  • Sep 29 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Sep 29 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
  • Sep 29 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 29 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season

TV Show Appearance

Sep 30 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)

Sports History

Sep 30 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts