What Happened on December 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
  • Kiefer Sutherland, American actor (Lost Boys, 24), born in London, England
  • Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
  • Patricia Neder, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1992 & 1996), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • Terry Phelps, American tennis player, born in Larchmont, New York
  • Tracy Byrd, country singer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Strother Martin (47) weds Helen Meisels


Famous Deaths

  • Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico