December 15th, 1966

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

53 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since December 15th, 1966.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 15th, 1966:

  • Walt Disney passes away from lung cancer.


Music Singles

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 - Beach Boys
  • United Kingdom: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones

Take Me Back!

The date is December 15th, 1966 and it's a Thursday. 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 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. 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.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "Gunsmoke", "Danger Man" and "The Andy Griffith Show". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Milton the Monster" and "Star Trek: The Original Series". Popular toys include the likes of "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man", "Army men", "Barrel of Monkeys" and "Suzy Homemaker".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Beatles - "Michelle"

    "Michelle" by The Beatles would go on to win a Grammy for 1966's Song of the Year.

  • A Man for All Seasons

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 53 years, 7 months and 29 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 53 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 15th, 1966:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • 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.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • The Ed Sullivan Show - Variety show.

1966 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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" - "Captain Kangaroo" - "Lassie" - "Looney Tunes"


1966 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven
  • Mouse Trap
  • Tammy (doll)
  • Ken (doll)
  • Etch A Sketch

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 15th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 7th of March, 1966. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 15th, 1966 is the 24th of September, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 19,601 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,693,522,800 seconds have passed since the December 15th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,975,776,600 times.
  • Since December 15th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 873,857,764,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 282,253,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 145,642,961 steps. That's about 64,730 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,322,274 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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