On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1966

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • US and USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director, born in Rockville, Maryland
  • Joe Staysniak, American NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • Les Ferdinand, English footballer who scored 149 goals in the Premier League for various clubs, born in Acton, London
  • Matthew Laborteaux, American actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestSinead O'Connor

Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer-songwriter (Nothing Compares 2 U), born in Glenageary, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor

Famous Deaths

  • Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899)
1966 Highlights

About December 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius