On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1966

Historical Events

  • Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
  • Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois

Famous Birthdays

  • Deena Wigger, US shooter (Olympic-92), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia

Famous Weddings

Joe Biden

American law student, and future politician, Joe Biden of Delaware (21) weds fellow Syracuse University student, and future teacher, Neilia Hunter (22) of Skaneateles, New York, at a Catholic church in Skaneateles

Al Michaels

American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton


1966 Highlights

About August 27, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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