On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1965

Historical Events

  • 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)

Music Concert

The Houston Astrodome opens; 1st event is a concert by Judy Garland with The Supremes as opening act


Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Berube, Calahoo, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Jeff Grayer, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Olympic bronze 1988)
1965 Highlights

About December 17, 1965

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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