On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1966

Historical Events

  • Ecuadorian national baseball team defends its title with a 4-3 win over Brazil in the South American Championship; last win for next 50 years; Eloy Guerrero drives in Ramón Sotomayor with the winning run
  • Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
  • Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine LaNasa, American actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Larry Walker, Canadian baseball right fielder (NL MVP 1997; MLB All Star 1992, 1997–1999, 2001), born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Matthew Laborteaux, American actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Steve Walsh, American NFL quarterback and CFL coach (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1966 Highlights

About December 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius