On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1966

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • Time publishes its "Is God Dead" issue - its first issue without an image

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
  • Mark Blundell, British auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1992), born in London, England
  • Mazinho, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestRobin Wright

Robin Wright, American actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright

Famous Deaths

  • George Creten, Belgian sculptor and painter, dies at 79
1966 Highlights

About April 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries