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August 11th, 1965.

August 11th, 1965, was a Wednesday. It was day 223 of 1965. The decade was the 1960s.

55 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since August 11th, 1965.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 11th, 1965?

  • The Watts Riots take place in Los Angeles, California.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 11th, 1965.

  • United States: I'm Henry The Eight I Am - Herman's Hermits
  • United Kingdom: Help - The Beatles
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Take me back to August 11th, 1965!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 11th, 1965 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song I'm Henry The Eight I Am by Herman's Hermits is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Help by The Beatles is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

In fashion, women are wearing miniskirts and "space age" attire with synthetic materials. The "Dolly Girl" look has also become popular. Meanwhile, men are beginning to transition into "surf rock" fashion, which has been made popular by bands such as The Beach Boys. "Greasers", who are influenced by rock 'n' roll fashion, have also become a popular subculture. Because it's 1965, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, The Beatles, Sonny & Cher and The Supremes. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "What's My Line?", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Hazel" and "Hullabaloo".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Captain Kangaroo", "Heckle and Jeckle", "The Flintstones" and "Underdog". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Etch A Sketch, Tammy (doll), the Easy-Bake Oven and G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 11th, 1965.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1965?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1965?

    The best NBA players in 1965 were Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

  • Who were the best football players in 1965?

    Who were the best football players in 1965?

    In 1965, the best soccer players were Pelé, Eusébio, Giacinto Facchetti, Luis Suárez, Paul Van Himst, Bobby Charlton, Flórián Albert, Gianni Rivera, Georgi Asparuhov, Alessandro Mazzola, Denis Law and Valery Voronin.

  • The Sound of Music.

    The Sound of Music.

    "The Sound of Music" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965.

  • Tony Bennett - "The Shadow of Your Smile"

    Tony Bennett - "The Shadow of Your Smile"

    The song "The Shadow of Your Smile" by Tony Bennett won a Grammy for 1965's Song of the Year.

  • 1965 in music.

    1965 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1965 were dominated by The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher and Herman's Hermits.

  • 1965 in movies.

    1965 in movies.

    Movies released in 1965 included The Sound of Music, Doctor Zhivago, Thunderball, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, That Darn Cat!, The Great Race, Cat Ballou, What's New Pussycat?, Shenandoah, Von Ryan's Express, Darling and Battle of the Bulge.

  • William Westmoreland.

    William Westmoreland.

    U.S. General William Westmoreland was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1965. General Westmoreland was in command of U.S. forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

  • Rotary phones.

    Rotary phones.

    During the first half of the 1960s, rotary phones were still the most common type of landline phone. Although push-button telephones did exist at this time, they were relatively uncommon.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 55 years, 10 months and 1 days have passed since August 11th, 1965.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1965.
  • Leap Year: 1965 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 11th, 1965, will be 55 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1965 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 11th, 1965.

  • July 14th, 1965: Former Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson dies from a heart attack at the age of 65.
  • July 20th, 1965: Bob Dylan releases his song "Like a Rolling Stone".
  • August 1st, 1965: Cigarette advertising is banned in the United Kingdom.
  • August 6th, 1965: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law. The act prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
  • This date: August 11th, 1965
  • August 16th, 1965: "Smokin' Joe" Frazier makes his boxing debut in a win over Woody Goss.
  • August 28th, 1965: American fast food restaurant franchise "Subway" is founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • September 9th, 1965: 76 people are killed after Hurricane Betsy strikes New Orleans.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 11th, 1965, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1965 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 11th, 1965 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Where the Action Is - Music-based variety show.
  • Hullabaloo - Musical variety series.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • Shindig! - Musical variety series that was presented by Jimmy O'Neill.
  • My Favorite Martian - Sci-fi sitcom starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin O'Hara.
  • The Farmer's Daughter - Sitcom starring Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum.
  • Hazel - Sitcom about a live-in maid called Hazel Burke.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Rawhide - American western series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood.
  • Perry Mason - Legal drama series.

Kid's TV shows on August 11th, 1965.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1965.

  • Underdog
  • Hoppity Hooper
  • Jonny Quest
  • Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
  • The Patty Duke Show
  • The Mighty Hercules
  • Davey and Goliath
  • Mister Ed
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • The Flintstones
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1965.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1965.

  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • Johnny Seven OMA (toy gun)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Big Loo
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Chatter Telephone
  • Rock-a-Stack
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch
  • Troll doll

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1965.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 11th, 1971 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 11th of August.

  • August 11th, 1953: Hulk Hogan (Wrestler) turned 12 on this day in 1965.
  • August 11th, 1967: Joe Rogan (Podcast host) was born exactly 2 years after this date.
  • August 11th, 1983: Chris Hemsworth (Australian actor) was born exactly 18 years after this date.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on August 11th, 1965.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 11th, 1965.

Irish Taoiseach.

Seán Lemass was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 11th, 1965 was most likely conceived around the 1st of November, 1964.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 11th, 1965 is close to the 21st of May, 1966.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 11th, 1965.

  • A total of 20,394 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,913 weeks have passed.
  • 1,762,041,600 seconds have passed since the August 11th, 1965.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,055,715,200 times.
  • Since August 11th, 1965, the earth has travelled approximately 909,213,465,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 293,673,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 151,535,578 steps. That's about 67,349 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,144,499 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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