On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1966

Historical Events

  • An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • International Olympic Committee votes to award German city of Munich the right to host the 1972 Summer Olympic Games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Temesvári, Hungarian tennis star (1985 US Clay Courts), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Yoshihiro Togashi, Japanese Manga artist who created YuYu Hakusho, born in Shinjō, Yamagata, Japan
1966 Highlights

About April 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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