On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Soviet spacecraft Luna 13 lands on Moon
  • USAF C144 military charter aircraft crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam, killing 129

Famous Birthdays

  • Deidrich Bader, American actor (Drew Carey Show), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, dies at 69