On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1966

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 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, country singer

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Strother Martin (47) weds Helen Meisels


Famous Deaths

  • Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
1966 Highlights

About December 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius