On This Day

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 closes

Sports History

Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
MLB Player Don Drysdale
MLB Player
Don Drysdale

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)

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
1966 Highlights

About February 28, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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