Thursday December 16, 1965

US date format: 12/16/1965, UK date format: 16/12/1965

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 16, 1965). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include JB Smoove and Moe Elewonibi NFL/Canadian Football League tackle (Philadelphia Eagles. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jackanory.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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Events

  • Gemini 6 returns to Earth.
  • Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit.
  • Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966.

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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

Inside Daisy Clover

Inside Daisy Clover

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb

Directed by: Ralph Levy

Starring: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Hermione Baddeley, Sergio Fantoni

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Jackanory

Jackanory

Directed by: Brian Hawkins

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

Beat-Club

Beat-Club

Starring: Uschi Nerke

The Bruce Forsyth Show

The Bruce Forsyth Show

Kapitan Sowa na tropie

Kapitan Sowa na tropie

Days to next December 16

If December 16, 1965 is your birthday you're 54 years, 7 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 2 days.
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Books

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A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

A Thousand Days

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

Yes I Can by Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Yes I Can

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Paperback, biography, entertainment.

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love

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The love story of John and Abigail Adams from courtship to the White House

The Green Berets by Robin Moore

The Green Berets

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In 1965, writer Robin Moore wanted to understand more about the little-known activities of the U.S. Army Special Forces, known amongst themselves as the Green Berets.


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