What Happened on December 26, 1966

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • 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.
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

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

About December 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'm A Believer - The Monkees
  • UK #1 Song: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones