What Happened on April 1st, 1966

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
  • Loyalist led by Ian Paisley, a Protestant fundamentalist preacher, founded the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee to challenge the civil rights movement; it set up a paramilitary-style wing called the Ulster Protestant Volunteers

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Evans, English disc jockey
  • Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Odie Harris, NFL safety/defensive back (Houston Oilers)

Famous Deaths

  • Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
  • Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89