On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1966

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club, London

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday

Famous Birthdays

  • Rickey Dixon, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Jim Thorpe Award 1987; Oklahoma Sooners; Cincinnati Bengals, LA Raiders), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and author (Poverty), dies at 91
  • Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75
1966 Highlights

About December 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn