On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • 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.

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
1965 Highlights

About December 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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