On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
  • John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Hooper, cricketer (WI off-spin all-rounder)
  • Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWalt Disney

Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, American animator and producer (co-founder of Walt Disney Co), dies of lung cancer at 65

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney

1966 Highlights

About December 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius