What Happened on August 19, 1966

Historical Events

  • Beatles pelted with rotten fruit and firecrackers during concert at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee; Ku Klux Klan demonstrated outside the show and burned records
  • Earthquake strikes Varto region in eastern Turkey with 6.8 magnitude killing around 2,400

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Ann Womack, American country singer ("I Hope You Dance"), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • Lilian Garcia, Spanish-American wrestling announcer (WWE), born in Madrid, Spain
1966 Highlights

About August 19, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 1 month and 10 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