On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1966

Historical Events

  • Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Francis X. Bushman, American silent film actor (Sabrina, Ben-Hur), dies at 83
1966 Highlights

About August 23, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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