What Happened on December 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brent Franklin, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd), born in Barrie, Ontario
  • Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • Melanie Sloan, American attorney
  • Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)
  • Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

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