On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1966

Historical Events

  • WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Brent Hughes, American NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • Michael "Mike" McCready, American musician and lead guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Scott Dill, American NFL tackle and guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State 1928-64), dies of stroke at 64
  • Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
1966 Highlights

About April 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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