What Happened on August 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
  • Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Beatles release their "Revolver" album in the UK
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Silverman, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies