On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • South African government bans Beatle records

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Esch, American boxer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
1966 Highlights

About August 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wild Thing - The Troggs
  • UK #1 Song: With A Girl Like You - Troggs