What Happened on August 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Australian Jack Brabham is first to win the Formula 1 world drivers and constructors championships in the same year with victory in the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
  • Race riot in Lansing Michigan

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Charo