What Happened on April 8, 1966

Historical Events

Sports History

American Football League votes in 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner after Joe Foss resigns; appointment lasts 3 months when AFL merges with NFL

  • OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • Time publishes its "Is God Dead" issue - its first issue without an image
1966 History

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 (1994 FIFA World Cup) and manager, born in Santa Rita, Brazil

Robin WrightRobin Wright (56 years old)

American actress (Princess Bride, House of Cards), born in Dallas, Texas

Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

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

About April 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (You're My) Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Somebody Help Me - Spencer Davis Group