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

Historic Event

Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march

  • The Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in the UK
  • 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, American 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? 56 years, 5 months and 26 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