On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1966

Historical Events

  • 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

  • (Charlotte) "Charlie" Dimmock, British gardener and television presenter (Ground Force; Garden Rescue), born in West Wellow, Hampshire, England
  • Gerald Williams, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hansi K├╝rsch, German singer
  • Roberta Donnay American jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("One World"), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies
1966 Highlights

About August 10, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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