What Happened on July 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll

Sport awardTennis Open

73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Famous Birthdays

  • Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)