On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

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 racing car driver (1992 Le Mans 24hr), born in London
  • Mazinho, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestRobin Wright

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

Actress Robin Wright
Robin Wright

Famous Deaths

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