What Happened on July 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
  • Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts

Famous Birthdays

  • Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (NO Saints)
  • Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster
  • Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
  • Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)