December 30th, 1966

December 30th, 1966, fell on a Friday. It was day 364 of 1966. The decade was the 1960s.

54 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since December 30th, 1966.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 30th, 1966:

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

Take Me Back!

The date is December 30th, 1966 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

Christmas Day of 1966 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season. 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 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Bonanza", "Danger Man", "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gilligan's Island".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Lassie", "Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long", "Thunderbirds" and "The Monkees". Popular toys include the likes of "Etch A Sketch", "Ken (doll)", "G.I. Joe: America's Movable Fighting Man" and "Barrel of Monkeys".


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 30th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 54 years, 0 months and 17 days have passed since December 30th, 1966.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1966.
  • Leap Year: 1966 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 30th, 1966, will be 54 years of age.
  • People born in 1966 belong to the "Generation X" generation.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 30th, 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.
  • 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.
  • January 21st, 1967: Actress Ann Sheridan dies from cancer.
  • January 27th, 1967: Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White and Roger Chaffee die when a fire breaks out in their shuttle during a launch pad test.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 30th, 1966, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1966 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 30th, 1966 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 30th of December:


US President

Who was the US President on December 30th, 1966?

  • Lyndon Baines Johnson was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 30th, 1966?

  • Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 30th, 1966 was probably conceived around the 22nd of March, 1966. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 30th, 1966 is the 9th of October, 1967. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 30th, 1966.

  • 19,741 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,705,622,400 seconds have passed since the December 30th, 1966.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,989,892,800 times.
  • Since December 30th, 1966, earth has travelled approximately 880,101,158,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 284,270,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 146,683,526 steps. That's about 65,193 miles!
  • Since this date, 20,467,469 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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