On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1965

Historical Events

NFL Record

Chicago halfback Gale Sayers ties NFL record for most touchdowns in a game with 6 in 61–20 victory over San Francisco 49ers at Wrigley Field

  • Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
  • The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain at Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Laurie Grover-Tavares, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Newark, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies from a heart attack at 67
1965 Highlights

About December 12, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius