On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1966

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali knocks out English boxer Brian London in round 3 at Earl's Court in London to retain his undisputed world heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
  • US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Mayfair, American golfer (Tour Championship 1995), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Regina Carter, American jazz and classical violinist, and composer, born in Detroit, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  • Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
1966 Highlights

About August 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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