On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1966

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Edmondson, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1986, Playmate of the Year 1987), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Michelle Akers, American soccer forward (Olympics gold 1996, World Cup 1991, 99), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Rob Lee, English soccer midfielder (21 caps; Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Buster Keaton, American actor & comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), dies at 70
  • Hedda Hopper [Elda Furry], American gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • William Harrigan, American actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
1966 Highlights

About February 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius