On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1965

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

  • Belgian government shuts 6 coal mines
  • Great Britain sets national maximum road speed at 70 miles per hour
  • Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up

Famous Deaths

  • Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52
1965 Highlights

About December 22, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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