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December 15th, 1966.

December 15th, 1966, was a Thursday. It was day 349 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since December 15th, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 15th, 1966?

  • Walt Disney passes away from lung cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 15th, 1966.

  • United States: Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  • United Kingdom: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones
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Take me back to December 15th, 1966!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 15th, 1966 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1966 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio.

In America, the song Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones is the number one hit song. Lyndon Baines Johnson is currently the President of the United States and Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Because it is 1966, radio stations are playing hit songs from music artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, SSgt Barry Sadler, The Association and The Supremes. In fashion, a new "hippie subculture" has emerged, bringing with it laid back Bohemian styles. Frayed bell-bottomed jeans, Jesus sandals, crushed velvet suits and bright tie-dye t-shirts are all popular items of clothing at the moment. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Where the Action Is" and "Batman".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Looney Tunes", "Tom and Jerry", "Thunderbirds" and "Atom Ant". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Etch A Sketch, Tammy (doll), Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and Motorific (slot car toys).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 15th, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

    During this period, push-button telephones started to replace the older rotary style landlines.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1966?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1966?

    The best NBA players in 1966 were Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Jerry Lucas, Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

  • Who were the best football players in 1966?

    Who were the best football players in 1966?

    In 1966, the best soccer players were Pelé, Bobby Charlton, Eusébio, Franz Beckenbauer, Bobby Moore, Flórián Albert, Ferenc Bene, Lev Yashin, Alan Ball, János Farkas and José Torres.

  • A Man for All Seasons.

    A Man for All Seasons.

    "A Man for All Seasons" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1966.

  • The Beatles - "Michelle"

    The Beatles - "Michelle"

    "Michelle" by The Beatles won a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.

  • 1966 in music.

    1966 in music.

    The Billboard Charts in 1966 were dominated by SSgt Barry Sadler, The Beatles, The Supremes, The New Vaudeville Band, Simon & Garfunkel and The Monkees.

  • 1966 in movies.

    1966 in movies.

    Movies released in 1966 included The Bible: In the Beginning, Hawaii, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Sand Pebbles, A Man for All Seasons, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", Batman, "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.", "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming", Grand Prix, Dracula: Prince of Darkness and Blowup.

  • The Inheritor.

    The Inheritor.

    "The Inheritor" was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represents the "Baby boomer" demographic cohort, which was born after World War II.

  • Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food begins to replace diners and drive-ins.

    During this period, the fast food industry was growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. As a result, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 54 years, 5 months and 27 days have passed since December 15th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 15th, 1966, will be 54 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 15th, 1966.

  • November 15th, 1966: A sighting of "the Mothman" occurs in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
  • This date: December 15th, 1966
  • December 18th, 1966: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is shown for the first time on CBS.
  • January 1st, 1967: NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys by 34-27 to win the 1966 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 4th, 1967: British speed record breaker Donald Campbell dies during a record attempt in the Lake District, England.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 15th, 1966, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 15th, 1966 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Dark Shadows - Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.
  • Batman - Live action television series starring Adam West.
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.
  • Where the Action Is - Music-based variety show.
  • Gilligan's Island - Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.
  • The Andy Griffith Show - Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.
  • Danger Man - British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.
  • Bonanza - American Western series.
  • Gunsmoke - Western drama series.
  • What's My Line? - Panel game show.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

Kid's TV shows on December 15th, 1966.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1966.

  • The Monkees
  • The New Adventures of Superman
  • The King Kong Show
  • Space Ghost
  • Cool McCool
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • JOT the Dot
  • Milton the Monster
  • Atom Ant
  • Thunderbirds
  • Underdog
  • Hoppity Hooper
  • Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
  • The Mighty Hercules
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • My Three Sons
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • The Gumby Show
  • Mighty Mouse Playhouse
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Lassie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Popular toys and games in 1966.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1966.

  • Suzy Homemaker
  • Twister mat
  • Major Matt Mason (action figure)
  • Captain Action (action figure)
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Motorific (slot car toys)
  • Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
  • Army men
  • G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
  • The Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1966.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 15th, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 15th of December.

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 15th, 1966.

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 15th, 1966.

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 15th, 1966 was most likely conceived around the 7th of March, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 15th, 1966 is close to the 24th of September, 1967.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 15th, 1966.

  • A total of 19,903 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,843 weeks have passed.
  • 1,719,615,600 seconds have passed since the December 15th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,006,218,200 times.
  • Since December 15th, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 887,321,649,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 286,602,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 147,886,942 steps. That's about 65,728 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,635,387 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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