What Happened on August 12, 1966

Historical Events

  • Last Beatle concert tour of North America begins with two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois
  • Longview, Texas radio station KLUE holds a "Beatles Bonfire" to burn Beatles records and memorabilia; station is struck by lightning the following day

Music History

The Beatles hold press conference at the Astor Tower Hotel, in Chicago, Illinois; John Lennon apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remark

1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Gordy Morgan, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Vladimir Fedotov, Russian soccer manager (FC Ural Yekaterinburg, FC Orenburg, PFC Sochi, CSKA Moscow) and utility (FC Ural Yekaterinburg 264 games), born in Mikhaylovsk, Russia
Born in 1966

About August 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 7 months and 18 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: Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles