What Happened on February 28, 1966

Historical Events

Golden Globes

23rd Golden Globes: "Doctor Zhivago", Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win

  • Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool, England closes

Baseball History

Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against the Los Angeles Dodgers

1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Shearmur, British film score composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Charlie's Angels), born in London, England
  • Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
  • Elliot McKay See Jr., American engineer and NASA astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
  • Jonathan Hale [Hatley], Canadian-American, actor (Blondie films; The Saint films), shoots himself at 74

About February 28, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
  • UK #1 Song: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra