What Happened in September 1966

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
  • Sep 3 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • Sep 3 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • Sep 4 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
  • Sep 4 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 7 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 8 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 8 The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Sep 10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the UK

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 10 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 10 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
  • Sep 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Sep 11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
  • Sep 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Sep 11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Sep 12 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 12 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
  • Sep 12 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 12 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching
  • Sep 12 86th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 80th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 13 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 15 First British nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Resolution launched
  • Sep 15 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • Sep 15 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
  • Sep 15 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • Sep 16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York
  • Sep 17 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 19 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • Sep 20 US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
  • Sep 21 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

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Sep 22 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Sep 22 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • Sep 22 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • Sep 22 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • Sep 24 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
  • Sep 24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Sep 25 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • Sep 26 "Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • Sep 29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • Sep 29 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • Sep 29 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • Sep 30 Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Katja Bienert, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 1 Stephane Talbot, Greenfield Park Que, golfer (1992 Quebec PGA)
  • Sep 1 Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 2 Salma Hayek, Mexican/-American actress (Desparado), born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Actress Salma Hayek
Actress
Salma Hayek
  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • Sep 2 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • Sep 2 Tuc Watkins, American actor
  • Sep 3 Bennie Blades, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 3 Pat Eilers, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 3 Shawn Daniels, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 3 Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician
  • Sep 4 Debra Lewin, South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991)
  • Sep 4 Jearl A Miles, 400m/long jumper (Olympics-gold-96), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 5 Simone Jacobs, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • Sep 5 Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director
  • Sep 5 Milinko Pantić, retired Serbian footballer
  • Sep 6 Joan Guetschow, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Christopher Acland, musician
  • Sep 8 Mike Dyer, Upland California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Sep 8 Raymond Atteveld, Belgian soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC)
  • Sep 8 Carola, Swedish singer
  • Sep 8 Peter Furler, musician (Newsboys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Adam Sandler, actor, comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Sep 9 Alison Sydor, x-ctry cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sep 9 David Bennent, Lausanne, actor (Tin Drum, Legend)
  • Sep 9 Kevin Hatcher, NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Georg Hackl, German luger
  • Sep 10 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • Sep 10 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 10 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Sep 11 Richard Harvey, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • Sep 11 Stewart Carr, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 11 Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family
  • Sep 12 Darren E Burrows, Kansas, actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure)
  • Sep 12 Ben Folds, American musician
  • Sep 13 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • Sep 13 Maria Furtwängler, German physician
  • Sep 13 Louis Mandylor, Australian actor
  • Sep 14 Mike Cooley, American guitarist
  • Sep 15 Sherman Douglas, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Sep 16 Kevin Curtis Young, 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 17 Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Sep 18 Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star
  • Sep 18 Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4]
  • Sep 19 El Samurai, [Osamu Matsuda], wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • Sep 19 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Sep 19 Soledad O'Brien, American journalist
  • Sep 19 Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal
  • Sep 19 Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Sep 20 Nuno Bettencourt, Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words)
  • Sep 21 Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
  • Sep 22 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • Sep 22 Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • Sep 22 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
  • Sep 23 Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 23 Pete Harnisch, Commack NY, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Sep 24 Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- )
  • Sep 24 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 24 Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Sep 24 Paul Michael Valley, actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World)
  • Sep 24 Michael J. Varhola, American author
  • Sep 25 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 25 Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 26 Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 26 Francisco Andreu, Dearborn Mich, road cyclist (Olympics-4th-88, 96)
  • Sep 26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • Sep 27 Stephanie D Wilson, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 27 Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti)
  • Sep 28 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • Sep 28 Kevin Baker, Canadian Tour golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1988), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 28 Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 28 Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • Sep 29 Hersey Hawkins, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • Sep 29 Jill Whelan, actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • Sep 29 Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • Sep 29 Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Sep 30 Kerry G. Johnson, African American graphic designer and caricaturist

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 10 Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • Sep 6 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas
  • Sep 6 Luigi Perrachio, composer, dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 Margaret Sanger, US feminist/birth control pioneer, dies at 86

  • Sep 7 Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67
  • Sep 9 Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 9 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • Sep 9 Nestor Paiva, actor (3 Stooges in Orbit), dies of cancer at 61
  • Sep 10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • Sep 10 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • Sep 11 Charlie Cantor, actor (Artie-Ray Bolger Show), dies at 68
  • Sep 11 C. E. Woolman, American airline magnate (b. 1889)
  • Sep 14 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Nikolai Cherkasov, actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • Sep 18 Fernand Lamy, composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 18 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 21 Paul Reynaud, premier France (1940), dies
  • Sep 26 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • Sep 28 Eric Fleming, actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41
  • Sep 28 Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies
  • Sep 29 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75