On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1966

Historical Events

  • Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
  • Premier Milton Obote seizes power in Uganda

Famous Birthdays

  • Didier Queloz, Swiss astronomer (discovered 1st exoplanet), 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, born in Switzerland
  • John Druce, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, LA Kings), born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Marc Price, American actor and comedian (Skippy-Family Ties), born in New Jersey, United States
  • Mark Abrahamian, American guitarist (Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
1966 Highlights

About February 23, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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