December 1966 calendar

December 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1966?


  • 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 astronomer Richard 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
  • 31 Dec 1966 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • 27 Dec 1966 The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1966?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Winchester Cathedral
  2. - Good Vibrations
  3. - I'm A Believer
  4. - Mellow Yellow
  5. - Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Green Green Grass Of Home
  2. - Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
  3. - I'm A Believer
  4. - What Would I Be
  5. - Keep On Running


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1966?

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls


The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls in red, black, capsules, tablets, or both. Anne, Neely and Jennifer can take their pills straight or have them mixed with vodka.

The Mask Of Apollo by Mary Renault

The Mask Of Apollo


It was set in the fourth century B.C. The Mask of Apollo was set in fourth-century B.C.

Everything But Money by Sam Levenson

Everything But Money


Autobiography, New York City Studies and Sociology

Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley Of The Dolls


Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic 50th Anniversary Edition

Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury

Capable Of Honor


Story about a Washington columnist who was influential and whose influence on his colleagues and the international political scene is evident