What Happened on December 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Music concertMusic Concert

Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia
  • David Levy begins his search for comets
  • Dutch government shuts Limburgs coal mine
  • Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Berube, Calahoo, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Jeff Grayer, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Olympics-bronze-1988)
  • Scott Edward Gump, Rockledge FL, PGA golfer (1991 International-2nd)

Famous Deaths

  • Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76