On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1966

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Single

Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifford Robinson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1994; 6th Man of Year Award 1993; Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • Dennis Wise, English footballer
1966 Highlights

About December 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius