On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1966

Historical Events

Coup d'├ętat

Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Miller, English comedian and actor (Armstrong and Miller), born in London, England
  • Billy Zane, actor (Titanic, Dead Calm), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rene Arocha, Cubans-American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1966 Highlights

About February 24, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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