Elizabeth Arden, (b.1884)
Margaret Sanger, vigorous Amer. advocate of birth control, (b.1883)Walt Disney, (b.1901)
Eric Pommer, Ger. film producer, (b.1889)
Wieland Wagner, Wagner's grandson and an opera producer, (b.1917)
C.S. Forester, Eng. novelist, (b.1899)
Evelyn Waugh, Eng. novelist, (b.1903)
Billy Rose, Amer. showman, (b.1899)
Sophie Tucker, "Last of the Red-Hot Mamas," (b.1888)
Clifton Webb, Amer. actor, (b.1893)
Ed Wynn, comedian, (b.1887)
Anne Nichols, author of "Abie's Irish Rose," (b.1891)
Lillian Smith, author of "Strange Fruit," (b.1898)
Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. admiral, (b.1885)


In London Cassius Clay wins two title fights against British and Empire Champion Henry Cooper.

Floods ravage northern Italy; thousands of art treasures ruined at Venice and Florence.

Mimiskirts come into fashion

"Buckpasser," three-year-old Thoroughbred, is the sensation of the U.S. turf season

New York "Herald Tribune" ceases publication.

Prince Rainier of Monaco and Greek shipowner Aristole Onassis feud over control of the Societe des Bains de Mer, Monte Carlo

Jack Brabham (Australia) becomes first man to win world driving championship in a car of his own construction.

The Salvation Army (approx. 27,000 members) celebrates its centenary.

U.S. car registrations total 78 million passenger cars and 16 million trucks and buses.

Color TV becomes popular.

U.S. population totals 195,827,000

President Johnson's younger daughter Luci marries Patrick J. Nugent

U.S. jockey Johnny Longden retires with over 6,000 victories.

Consumer expenditure for alcoholic beverages in U.S. for 1966 totals $17,400 million.

Baltimore (AL) wins World Series 4-0 over Los Angeles (NL)

U.C.L.A. defeats Michigan State 14-12 to win the Rose Bowl football game.


Michael E. De Bakey (Houston, Tex.) implants plastic arteries leading to a artificial heart which function throughout 3.5 hour valve replacement operation on a 37-year-old woman, who 19 days later returns home

Soviet spacecraft Luna 9 makes successful soft landing on the moon.

U.S. spacecraft Surveyor 1 makes soft landing on moon and transmits more than 11,000 TV images of the terrain.

Two male dogs sent into orbit aboard Soviet satellite Cosmos 110

Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. (U.S.) steps out of the Gemini 12 spacecraft for 129 minutes.

Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology: C.B. Huggins (U.S.) for his study of hormonal treatment of cancer of the prostrate and F.P. Rous for his discovery of a cancer virus.

Salazar Suspension bridge, fifth longest in the world (3,323 feet), opens in Lisbon

A U.S. B-52 crashes near coast of Spain and four unarmed hydrogen bombs are dropped-three on land and one in the sea; last is recovered after three months.


40th World Music Festival of the ISCM held in Stockholm.

The new Metropolitan Opera House opens in New York City's Lincoln Center.

Samuel Barber; "Anthony and Cleopatra," opera, New York

Burton Lane: "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," musical play, New York

Popular songs
"Born Free"...."Eleanor Rigby".... "Strangers In The Night"...."Ballad of the Green Barets"


The temples and statuary of Abu Simbel, Egypt, moved to save them from the rising waters of the Aswan High Dam


"Torn Curtain" (Hitchcock's 50th film)
"The Bible" (John Houston)
"Fahrenheit 451" (Truffaut)
"Modesty Blaise" (Losey)
"Alfie" Lewis Gilbert)
"Masculin-Feminin" (J.L. Godard)
"A Man for All Seasons" Acadamy Award
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (Elizabeth Taylor)


Truman Capote: "In Cold Blood"
Peter Ustinov: Halfway Up the Tree"
Abe Burrows: "Cactus Flower"
Jacqueline Susann: "Valley Of The Dolls"
Graham Greene: "The Comedians"
Charles Dyer:"Staircase"
William Manchester: "The Death of a President"
Robert Heinlein: "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" science fiction.


De Gaulle inaugurated for his second seven-year term as President of France; visits U.S.S.R.; requests removal of NATO forces from France.

Mrs. Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, becomes Prime Minister of India; tours Europe

International Days of Protest (against U.S. policy in Vietnam)

Abdul Rachman Arif elected President of Iraq

2,000 Madrid University students battle with police in demonstrations

Nkrumah government in Ghana is removed by military coup; Nkrumah goes into exile

Nazi ministers Albert Speer and Baldur von Schirach released after 20 years imprisonment

48-hour Christmas truce observed in Vietnam.