What Happened on August 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
  • US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • William Fred Mayfair, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  • Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53