What Happened on April 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
  • WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994)
  • Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
  • Willie Green, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Famous Deaths

  • Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66