What Happened on August 31, 1966

Historical Events

  • "The Battle of Algiers", directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, starring Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, premieres at the Vienna International Film Festival
  • Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier
  • Jeff Frye, American MLB infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Kasimir Edschmid, German writer, dies at 75

About August 31, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sunshine Superman - Donovan
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles