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December 21st, 1966.

December 21st, 1966, was a Wednesday. It was day 355 of 1966. The decade was the Swinging Sixties.

55 years, 6 months and 11 days have passed since December 21st, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 21st, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1966.

  • United States: Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band
  • United Kingdom: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 21st, 1966.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band
  • Mellow Yellow - Donovan
  • Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  • Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly - Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels
  • You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
Play the top singles from the year 1966.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1966. Take a trip back to the days of The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Supremes.
Hawaii

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Hawaii".

Take me back to December 21st, 1966!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 21st, 1966, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1966 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song Winchester Cathedral by New Vaudeville Band 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 the movie Hawaii is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Harold Wilson is the current Prime Minister. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Che Guevara and Otis Redding would be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Gunsmoke" and "Danger Man". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Hoppity Hooper", "Thunderbirds", "Star Trek: The Original Series" and "The King Kong Show".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Matchbox toy cars, Tonka trucks, the Easy-Bake Oven and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 21st, 1966.

  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone.

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

  • The miniskirt has taken over.

    The miniskirt has taken over.

    In the mid-to-late 1960s, the miniskirt became a favored clothing item among women. The skirt countered the conservatism of the 1950s and early 1960s. As a result, many people at the time saw it as a rebellious fashion statement.

  • The Suzy Homemaker.

    The Suzy Homemaker.

    A miniature oven called the "Suzy Homemaker" was a sought-after toy around this time.

  • The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    The Vietnam War is ongoing.

    During 1966, the USA doubled its presence in Vietnam. By the end of the year, troop numbers had increased from 184,300 to 385,300.

  • 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 is replacing diners and drive-ins.

    Fast food is replacing 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 55 years, 6 months and 11 days have passed since December 21st, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on December 21st, 1966 will be 55 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1966 belong to the Generation X generation.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around December 21st, 1966.

  • December 15th, 1966: Walt Disney passes away from lung cancer.
  • December 18th, 1966: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is shown for the first time on CBS.
  • This date: December 21st, 1966
  • 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.
  • January 5th, 1967: Former Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 33rd governor of California.
  • January 15th, 1967: The Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl I after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • January 18th, 1967: Albert DeSalvo: The man suspected of being the Boston Strangler is sentenced to life in prison.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21st, 1966, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 21st, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 21st, 1966.

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Photos of 1960s fashion.

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1960s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in December, 1966.

TV shows from December, 1966.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Gothic soap opera about the psychotic Collins family.

Batman
Batman
Live action television series starring Adam West.

I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie.

Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Music-based variety show.

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Sitcom about seven people who are shipwrecked on an island.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
British sitcom starring Harry H. Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.

The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Comedy TV series about a sheriff in Mayberry, North Carolina.

Danger Man
Danger Man
British television series about a secret agent working for NATO.

Bonanza
Bonanza
American Western series.

Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
Western drama series.

What's My Line?
What's My Line?
Panel game show.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Cars in 1966.

1966 saw the introduction of cars such as the Audi 80, the Ford P7, the Nissan Sunny, the 1966 Dodge Charger, the Volvo 140 Series and the BMW 02 Series.

Cars in 1966.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 21st, 1966.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1966.

The Monkees
The Monkees

The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman

The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

Cool McCool
Cool McCool

Space Ghost
Space Ghost

Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Original Series

JOT the Dot
JOT the Dot

Milton the Monster
Milton the Monster

Atom Ant
Atom Ant

Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

Underdog
Underdog

Hoppity Hooper
Hoppity Hooper

Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

Top Cat
Top Cat

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

My Three Sons
My Three Sons

Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash

Heckle and Jeckle
Heckle and Jeckle

The Gumby Show
The Gumby Show

Mighty Mouse Playhouse
Mighty Mouse Playhouse

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Lassie
Lassie

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1966.

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

Twister mat
Twister mat

Suzy Homemaker
Suzy Homemaker

Major Matt Mason (action figure)
Major Matt Mason (action figure)

Captain Action (action figure)
Captain Action (action figure)

Operation
Operation

Barrel of Monkeys
Barrel of Monkeys

Motorific (slot car toys)
Motorific (slot car toys)

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Army men
Army men

G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man
G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Mouse Trap
Mouse Trap

Tammy (doll)
Tammy (doll)

Ken (doll)
Ken (doll)

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Matchbox toy cars
Matchbox toy cars

Barbie
Barbie

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 you should check out December 21st, 1972 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 21st.

Jane Fonda

Actress.
Born on December 21st, 1937
She turned 29 on this day in 1966.

Frank Zappa

Musician. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1940
He turned 26 on this day in 1966.

Samuel L. Jackson

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1948
He turned 18 on this day in 1966.

Ray Romano

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1957
He turned 9 on this day in 1966.

Emmanuel Macron

French president.
Born on December 21st, 1977
He was born exactly 11 years after this date.

The King of Random

Youtube personality. Deceased
Born on December 21st, 1980
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Steven Yeun

Actor.
Born on December 21st, 1983
He was born exactly 17 years after this date.

Ben Chilwell

Soccer player.
Born on December 21st, 1996
He was born exactly 30 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States on December 21st, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1966.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 21st, 1966 was most likely conceived around March 30th, 1966.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1966 is close to September 13th, 1967.

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Stats for December 21st, 1966

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1966.

  • A total of 20,282 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,897 weeks have passed.
  • 1,752,361,200 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,044,421,400 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1966, the Earth has travelled approximately 904,218,379,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 292,060,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 150,703,063 steps. That's about 66,979 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,028,334 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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