On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1966

Historical Events

  • "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Ballon d'Or: Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton wins award for best European football player; claims award by a single point ahead of Benfica striker Eusébio

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
  • Eva LaRue, American actress
  • Fabian Núñez, American politician
  • Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer

Famous Deaths

  • Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), dies at 65
  • Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
1966 Highlights

About December 27, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn