On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1966

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)

  • US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Sandlak, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor, born in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1966 Highlights

About December 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band
  • UK #1 Song: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones