What Happened on December 16, 1965

Historical Events

  • Gemini 6 returns to Earth
  • Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit
  • Taufa'ahau Tupou IV becomes King of Tonga
1965 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • J.B. Smoove [Jerry Brooks], American actor, comedian and writer (SNL, 2003-06; Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Plymouth, North Carolina
  • Melanie Sloan, American attorney
  • Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

  • Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91

About December 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - The Byrds
  • UK #1 Song: Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out - The Beatles