On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
  • WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Rockville, Connecticut
  • Garnett Silk [Garnet Damion Smith], Jamacian reggae musician, born in Manchester, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • Teddy Sheringham, English football player and manager, born in Highams Park, London
  • Willie Green, American basketball player, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • C. S. Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66