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.
  • 01 Aug 1965 Frank Herbert's novel, was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.
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?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1965?

Herzog by Saul Bellow



This is one of the greatest achievements of Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow. It presents a multifaceted portrait, with a complex hero who struggles with life's complexity and longs for redemption.

The Oxford History Of The American People by Samuel Eliot Morison

The Oxford History Of The American People


This is a political and social history that traces the major strands of America's history, from prehistoric man to President Kennedy's assassination.

Night Of Camp David by Fletcher Knebel

Night Of Camp David


Night of Camp David

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.