On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1965

Historical Events

  • Abe Burrows' "Cactus Flower" premieres in NYC
  • Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as president of USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • Troy Sadowski, American NFL tight end (Cin Bengals), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1965 Highlights

About December 8, 1965

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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