On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

  • Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Katherine LaNasa, American actress
  • Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)
  • Mike Flores, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • Steve Walsh, American NFL quarterback, CFL coach (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota