On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • Soviet Luna 10 completes its first orbit of the Moon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

Famous Birthdays

  • Bo Orlando, American football player, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • John de Vries, Australian racing driver (Indy Racing League and Australian Formula Holden), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Shelley Michelle, American actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California

Famous Deaths

  • Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, dies at 72
  • Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
1966 Highlights

About April 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries