What Happened on October 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
  • Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
  • George Weah, Liberian politician and footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies