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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 1966.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on December 1966: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1966?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1966 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado
  • 02 Dec 1966 Love, Moby Grape and Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
  • 03 Dec 1966 Anti-Portuguese demonstrations occur in Macau a curfew is declared the next day.
  • 04 Dec 1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Dec 1966 I Do! I Do! opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • 06 Dec 1966 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium.
  • 08 Dec 1966 US and the USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
  • 09 Dec 1966 Barbados joins the United Nations.
  • 10 Dec 1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature.
  • 11 Dec 1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards.
  • 12 Dec 1966 US Supreme Court votes 4-3 allowing Braves baseball team to move to Atlanta.
  • 13 Dec 1966 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • 15 Dec 1966 Joyful Noise opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 16 Dec 1966 Beatles release Everywhere its Christmas in the UK
  • 17 Dec 1966 South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
  • 18 Dec 1966 Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • 19 Dec 1966 ADB operations begin.
  • 20 Dec 1966 Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
  • 21 Dec 1966 USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
  • 22 Dec 1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Dec 1966 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, last program
  • 24 Dec 1966 Joyful Noise closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 26 Dec 1966 The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • 27 Dec 1966 At the Drop of Another Hat opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 28 Dec 1966 Thirteen die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 29 Dec 1966 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • 31 Dec 1966 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Country: United States of America

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1966?
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Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Response

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This is the Bible of the Sex Revolution of the 1960s, to such an extent that one cannot say whether this book caused the Sex Revolution or the Sex Revolution led

Rush To Judgment by Mark Lane

Rush To Judgment

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Rush to Judgment is Mark Lane’s seminal work on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This groundbreaking number one bestseller opened the eyes of the people of the United

With Kennedy by Pierre Salinger

With Kennedy

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Pierre Salinger offers an expert and warmly human perspective on the founding and forging of the New Frontier and the fantastic complexities and pressures that go with being press secretary to

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

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The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury

Capable Of Honor

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Story of a powerful Washington columnist and his influence over his colleagues and international politics