What Happened on April 11, 1966

Historical Events

US 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 first African American major league baseball umpire in Washington Senators’ game against the Cleveland Indians at D.C. Stadium

Music Recording

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


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
  • Tomas Leandersson, Swedish ten-pin bowler (FIQ World C'ships 1999; World Tenpin Team Cup 1994; World Games 1993), born in Degerfors, Sweden (d. 2021)
1966 Highlights

About April 11, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Somebody Help Me - Spencer Davis Group