On This Day

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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

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
1966 Highlights

About February 14, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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