On This Day

What Happened on April 18, 1966

Historical Events

  • 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan wins in 2:17:11; American Bobbi Gibb first woman in 3:21:40 (unsanctioned)

NBA Record

Bill Russell becomes first African American coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

Famous Birthdays

  • Trine Hattestad, Norwegian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 2000), born in Lørenskog, Norway
  • Valeri Kamensky, Russian NHL left wing (Avalanche, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskresensk, Russia
1966 Highlights

About April 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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