On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1966

Historical Events

  • 33rd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0; 72,000 at Soldier Field
  • Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK

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
  • West Indies cricket captain Gary Sobers scores 174 including a century between lunch & tea to set up a 4th Test win v England at Headingley

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies at 92
1966 Highlights

About August 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo