August 1965 in History

Events in History

  • 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 6 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir

Event of Interest

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 Watts riots begin in Southeast Los Angeles, lasts 6 days
  • Aug 12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge
  • Aug 12 Race riot in West Side of Chicago
  • Aug 14 Continental Football League plays 1st games
  • Aug 19 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • Aug 19 The Yardbirds launch their first US tour
  • 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 28 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Aug 29 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 4 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer (Mystic River), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 4 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • Aug 8 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality

Weddings in History

Henry Hill

Aug 26 Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina; separate in 1989; divorce in 2002

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson (1916-1965)

Aug 8 American author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (1960-64), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Walk at Dawn), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • Aug 23 Jan AntonĂ­n Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer (Bata), dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68

Le CorbusierLe Corbusier (1887-1965)

Aug 27 Swiss French architect, city planner and artist (Urbanisme), dies at 77

  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)