On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1966

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

30th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus becomes first back-to-back champion winning an 18-hole Monday playoff with Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer

  • Emmett Ashford becomes 1st African American major league umpire

Music releaseMusic Recording

Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Famous Birthdays

  • David Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dustin Patrick Runnels, American professional wrestler (Goldust), born in Austin, Texas
  • Kara McGaw, Canadian softball rightfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer (Around the World), born in Manchester, England
  • Mark Higgs, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Mason Reese, American actor (Underwood Deviled Ham), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Steve Bullock, American politician (Governor of Montana 2013-), born in Missoula, Montana
  • Steve Scarsone, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Anaheim, California
1966 Highlights

About April 11, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries