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
1965 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Savage, American actor (Red Dawn), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Joe Ausanio, American baseball player
  • Vecepia Towery, American Survivor contestant
Born in 1965

Famous Deaths

Branch RickeyBranch Rickey (1881-1965)

American Baseball HOF catcher (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Browns, Cardinals) and executive (GM St.Louis Cardinals 4 x World Series), dies of heart failure at 83

About December 9, 1965

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) - The Byrds
  • UK #1 Song: The Carnival Is Over - Seekers