On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director
  • Joe Staysniak, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Matthew Laborteaux, 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
Sinead O'Connor

Famous Deaths

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