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December 21st, 1966.

December 21st, 1966, was a Wednesday. It was day 355 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 7 months and 2 days have passed since December 21st, 1966.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Born on December 21st, 1966.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1966.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Hawaii" was at the top of the box office on December 21st, 1966.

Take me back to December 21st, 1966!

Let's take a stroll 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Ed Sullivan Show", "What's My Line?", "Danger Man" and "I Dream of Jeannie". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "My Three Sons", "The Mighty Hercules", "Atom Ant" and "Space Ghost". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man, Army men, Captain Action (action figure) and Suzy Homemaker.

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 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 54 years, 7 months and 2 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: Anyone born on December 21st, 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 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 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.

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 21st, 1966, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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.

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 21st, 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 21st, 1972 instead.

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.

Ben Chilwell

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

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 19,939 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,848 weeks have passed.
  • 1,722,726,000 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,009,847,000 times.
  • Since December 21st, 1966, the earth has travelled approximately 888,926,616,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 287,121,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 148,154,436 steps. That's about 65,846 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,672,712 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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