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, West Indian cricket all-rounder (102 Tests, 13 x 100s, HS 233, 114 wickets; Demerara, Guyana, Kent CCC, Lancashire CCC), born in Georgetown, Guyana
  • Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor

Famous Deaths

Walt Disney

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

1966 Highlights

About December 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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