What Happened on August 10, 1966

Historical Events

  • 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 MLB baseball outfielder, 1992-2005 (NY Yankees, and 5 other teams), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • Hansi K├╝rsch, German heavy metal singer-songwriter, band bassist (Blind Guardian), born in Lank-Latum, West Germany
  • Roberta Donnay American jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("One World"), born in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • (Jacobus) "J.C." Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels - Embers), dies at 79
  • Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
1966 Highlights

About August 10, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • UK #1 Song: With A Girl Like You - Troggs