What Happened on February 14, 1966

Historical Events

  • Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
  • Russian writers Andrei Sinyavsky & Joey Daniel found guilty under the offense of anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda for publishing their satirical writings abroad

NBA Record

Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Halpin, Irish rugby union prop (11 caps; Wanderers F.C, Leinster, London Irish, Harlequins), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2021)
  • Petr Svoboda, Czech NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympic gold 1998), born in Most, Czechia
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings

Bettie Page

American pin-up model Bettie Page (43) weds lineman Harry Lear; divorce in 1972

About February 14, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
  • UK #1 Song: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra