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December 21, 1966

December 21, 1966, was a Wednesday. It was the 355th day of 1966. The decade was the swinging sixties.

57 years and 2 months have passed since December 21, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Birthdays

Born on December 21, 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 21, 1966:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 21, 1966

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • 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 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 movie on this day was "Hawaii".

Facts

This date occurred 20,881 days ago. Approximately 696 months have passed. It was the 355th day of 1966, in week 51. The decade was the swinging sixties. The start of 1967 was just 10 days away. People who were born on December 21, 1966, are now 57 years old and belong to the Generation X generation. 232 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 21, 1966

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 21, 1966, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Christmas Day of 1966 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are packed with Christmas shoppers, and people are meeting up with friends that they haven't seen in a while. In America, the song "Winchester Cathedral" by New Vaudeville Band is at the top of the singles charts, while "Green Green Grass Of Home" by Tom Jones is the number-one song in the UK. Lyndon Baines Johnson is the President of the United States, and the movie Hawaii is at the top of the box office.

Harold Wilson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Bonanza", "Danger Man", "Where the Action Is", and "Batman". 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-bottom 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 Jayne Mansfield, Che Guevara, and Otis Redding would all still be alive. Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Tom and Jerry", "My Three Sons", "Hoppity Hooper", and "Underdog".

Children are playing with toys such as Barbie, Etch A Sketch, Scalextric, and Suzy Homemaker.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 21, 1966.

  • Christmas 1966 is days away.

    Christmas 1966 is days away

    Christmas 1966 was just days away. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were buying last-minute presents for their loved ones, and stores were packed with shoppers. Schools, colleges, and non-retail businesses were also beginning to close for the holiday season.
  • The push-button telephone.

    The push-button telephone

    Push-button telephones were beginning 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?

    Who were the best football players?

    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 Time Person of the Year in 1966. The term represented 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

    The fast food industry was steadily growing, much to the detriment of local diners and drive-in restaurants. Consequently, things such as jukeboxes and carhops also started to decline.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 21, 1966.

  • December 15, 1966: Walt Disney passes away from lung cancer.
  • December 18, 1966: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is shown for the first time on CBS.
  • This date: December 21, 1966
  • January 1, 1967: NFL: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys by 34-27 to win the 1966 NFL Championship Game.
  • January 3, 1967: Jack Ruby dies in prison from a blood clot at the age of 55.
  • January 4, 1967: British speed record breaker Donald Campbell dies during a record attempt in the Lake District, England.
  • January 5, 1967: Former Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 33rd governor of California.
  • January 15, 1967: The Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl I after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • January 18, 1967: Albert DeSalvo: The man suspected of being the Boston Strangler is sentenced to life in prison.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 21, 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 21, 1966 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

1960s fashion

Photographs of 1960s fashion and hairstyles.

1960s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 1966

People in December 1966 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from December 1966.

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows
Batman
Batman
I Dream of Jeannie
I Dream of Jeannie
Where the Action Is
Where the Action Is
Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island
Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son
The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Danger Man
Danger Man
Bonanza
Bonanza
Gunsmoke
Gunsmoke
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 1966

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Monkees
The Monkees
The New Adventures of Superman
The New Adventures of Superman
The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show

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

Toys in 1966

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
Scalextric
Scalextric
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 December 21, 1966?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 21, 1972, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

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

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

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

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

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

Jane Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek

Actress
Born on December 21, 1955
She turned 11 on this day in 1966.

Ray Romano

Ray Romano

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

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

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

The King of Random

The King of Random

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

Steven Yeun

Steven Yeun

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

Kaitlyn Dever

Kaitlyn Dever

Actress
Born on December 21, 1996
She was born exactly 30 years after this date.

Ben Chilwell

Ben Chilwell

Soccer player
Born on December 21, 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 21, 1966.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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

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Stats for December 21, 1966

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 21, 1966:

  • 20,881 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,983 weeks have passed.
  • 1,804,118,400 seconds have passed since December 21, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 2,104,804,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 930,925,094,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 300,686,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 155,154,182 steps. That's roughly 68,957 miles!
  • Since this date, 21,649,421 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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