What Happened on December 18, 1966

Historical Events

Television Debut

Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS

  • Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
  • Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
  • Patricia Neder, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1992 & 1996), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • Terry Phelps, American tennis player, born in Larchmont, New York
  • Tracy Byrd, American country singer ("Holdin' Heaven"), born in Vidor, Texas

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1966 Highlights

About December 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 11 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