On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • Kasimir Edschmid, German writer, dies at 75