What Happened on December 22, 1965

Historical Events

Doctor Zhivago

"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
1965 History

Famous Deaths

  • Al Ritz [Albert Joachim], American vaudevillian (The Ritz Brothers), dancer and actor (The Gorilla;, Hi'ya, Chum; Straight, Place and Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52

About December 22, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Over And Over - The Dave Clark Five
  • UK #1 Song: Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out - The Beatles