December 1965 calendar

December 1965

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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.

But much more happened on December 1965: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1965?


  • 01 Dec 1965 South Africa government says children of white fathers are white.
  • 03 Dec 1965 Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • 04 Dec 1965 Roar of the Greasepaint closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • 05 Dec 1965 Charles de Gaulle is re-elected as French president with 10,828,421 votes.
  • 08 Dec 1965 Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as President of the USSR
  • 09 Dec 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas, premieres
  • 10 Dec 1965 Yearling opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 11 Dec 1965 Anya closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 12 Dec 1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert
  • 14 Dec 1965 La Grusse Valise opens at 54th St. Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 15 Dec 1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 10,000
  • 16 Dec 1965 Gemini 6 returns to Earth.
  • 17 Dec 1965 Largest newspaper - Sunday New York Times at 946 pages (50 cents).
  • 18 Dec 1965 La Grusse Valise closes at 54th St. Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 19 Dec 1965 French President Charles De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45 percent).
  • 20 Dec 1965 WFP made a permanent UN agency.
  • 22 Dec 1965 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
  • 25 Dec 1965 The Yemeni Nasserite Unionist People's Organisation is founded in Taiz
  • 26 Dec 1965 Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
  • 27 Dec 1965 The British oil platform ''Sea Gem'' collapses in the North Sea.
  • 28 Dec 1965 Italian Foreign Minister Amintore Fanfani resigns.
  • 29 Dec 1965 Thunderball premieres in US
  • 31 Dec 1965 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d'etat against the government of President David Dacko.
  • 03 Dec 1965 Soviet Union, Space probe of the Luna program, called Luna 8, is launched, but crashes on the Moon.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1965?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
  2. - Over And Over
  3. - The Sounds Of Silence
  4. - I Hear A Symphony
  5. - We Can Work It Out

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Carnival Is Over
  2. - Yeh Yeh
  3. - Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
  4. - Keep On Running
  5. - Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1965?

A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery

A Gift Of Prophecy


The story of Jeane Dixon, the remarkable prophet who foresaw: President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the identity of his killer; Teddy Kennedy’s accident; the Gift of Prophecy

World Aflame by Billy Graham

World Aflame


World aflame

A Gift Of Joy by Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke

A Gift Of Joy



The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark

The Honey Badger


Robert Chester Ruark, a mid-20th century "larger than life" character, was a journalist, author and world traveller. His last work is unimaginable.

Intern by Doctor X