What Happened on December 16, 1966

Historical Events

Music Single

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

  • 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? 55 years, 9 months and 20 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