What Happened on August 23, 1966

Historical Events

  • Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
  • The Beatles' last concert in Queens, New York City at Shea Stadium before a crowd of 45,000, and 11,000 unsold seats

Famous Birthdays

  • Rhonda Cator, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

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

About August 23, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles