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
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings


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

1966 Highlights

About August 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • UK #1 Song: With A Girl Like You - Troggs