What Happened on August 6, 1966

Historical Events

Boxing 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

  • Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
  • US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
1966 History

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
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Cordwainer Smith [Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger], American sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53

About August 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month 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