On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1966

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Lansing Michigan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur and cofounder of Wikipedia, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Kristin Hersch, American singer and songwriter (Throwing Muses), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tony Stargell, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears), born in LaGrange, Georgia

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo

1966 Highlights

About August 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo