August 1965 calendar

August 1965

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1965.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1965: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1965?


  • 01 Aug 1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 02 Aug 1965 Morley Safer sends first Vietnam report indicating US is losing war.
  • 04 Aug 1965 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
  • 05 Aug 1965 Dave Marr wins PGA title
  • 06 Aug 1965 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16
  • 07 Aug 1965 The infamous first party between Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and motorcycle gang the Hells Angels takes place at Kesey's estate in La Honda, California introducing psychedelics to the gang world and forever linking the hippie movement to the Hell's Angels.
  • 08 Aug 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • 09 Aug 1965 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
  • 10 Aug 1965 Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
  • 11 Aug 1965 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
  • 12 Aug 1965 Elizabeth Lane becomes 1st female British Supreme Court Justice
  • 13 Aug 1965 The rock group Jefferson Airplane debuts at the Matrix in San Francisco, California and begins to appear there regularly.
  • 14 Aug 1965 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
  • 15 Aug 1965 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley Golf Club - Pennsylvania
  • 16 Aug 1965 AFL awards its first expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins).
  • 18 Aug 1965 Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins : United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
  • 19 Aug 1965 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
  • 20 Aug 1965 Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • 21 Aug 1965 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (two astronauts).
  • 22 Aug 1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
  • 27 Aug 1965 Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • 29 Aug 1965 Astronauts Cooper and Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5.
  • 30 Aug 1965 Section of Allalin glacier wipes out construction site at Mattmark Dam near Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
  • 31 Aug 1965 US House of Representatives joins Senate in establishing Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Famous Birthday

  • Shania Twain

    Country Singer.

  • American rapper.

  • Kyra Sedgwick

    American actress.

  • French-Corsican journalist, TV host and radio presenter.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1965?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  2. - I'm Henry VIII, I Am
  3. - I Got You Babe
  4. - Save Your Heart For Me
  5. - Help!

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Help!
  2. - You've Got Your Troubles
  3. - I Got You Babe
  4. - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  5. - Walk In The Black Forest


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Pierrot le Fou

Pierrot le Fou

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1965

Directed by: Bernhard Wicki

Starring: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Ray Barlow

Country: United States of America

That Funny Feeling

That Funny Feeling

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Starring: Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Nita Talbot

Country: United States of America

You Must Be Joking!

You Must Be Joking!

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Michael Callan, Lionel Jeffries, Denholm Elliott, Wilfrid Hyde-White


Which were the most popular books released in August 1965?
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The Flight Of The Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier

The Flight Of The Falcon


I walked across the street to the woman sleeping on the ground and bent down. I felt the furtive odour from stale wine and worn clothes rising to my nostrils.

A Pillar Of Iron by Taylor Caldwell

A Pillar Of Iron


The Pillar of Iron

A Spaniard In The Works by John Lennon

A Spaniard In The Works


John Lennon's second collection, In His Own Write, is just as funny, charming, and beautiful as his debut book.

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby


Kurt Vonnegut Jr. described this classic exploration of 1960s journalism as "an excellent book by an genius." "This

My Shadow Ran Fast by Bill Sands

My Shadow Ran Fast


Who is Bill Sands, exactly? He was a violent, law-breaking young man who defied conventions as a child. If he hadn't been stopped, he would have probably committed murder.