On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1966

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba, Italian skier (Olympic gold 1988, 92)
  • Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Rajesh Chauhan, cricket spin bowler (21 Tests; 47 wickets; 35 ODIs), born in Ranchi, India
  • Robert MacNaughton, American actor (ET), born in NYC, New York
  • Roberto Beam, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)

Famous Deaths

  • Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, dies at 82
1966 Highlights

About December 19, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 9 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