What Happened on August 10, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
  • Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • NASA launches Lunar Orbiter 1 to the Moon to photograph the lunar surface

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hansi K├╝rsch, German singer

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies