On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1965

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Branch Rickey

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

1965 Highlights

About December 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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