On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1965

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frank Robinson is traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Baltimore Orioles

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Soviet Praesidium

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Savage, American actor (Red Dawn), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Joe Ausanio, American baseball player
  • Vecepia Towery, American Survivor contestant

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBranch Rickey

Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, dies of heart failure at 83

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey

1965 Highlights

About December 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius