What Happened on December 27, 1966

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Flander and Swann's musical revue "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 105 performances

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? 56 years, 1 month and 6 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