What Happened on April 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • Time publishes its "Is God Dead" issue - its first issue without an image

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
  • Mazinho, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Robin Wright, American actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright

Famous Deaths

  • George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79