August 1965

Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights

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Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)

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Singapore Independence Day

 

Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” hits #1

 

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Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show

 

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Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig’s record hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team

 

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Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)

 

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Willie Mays sets NL record for Home Runs in a month with his 17th of August

 

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References:

 

http://www.americaspace.com/?p=40173

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2 thoughts on “August 1965

  1. Although I don’t remember my family loves to tell of how after the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan I ran around singing ‘She LovesYou ya, ya, ya’ until I drove them all bonkers. 🙂

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