On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US
  • 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Morrison, cricket pace bowler (NZ since 1987)
  • Frank Coraci, American film director
  • Jimmy Thunder, New Zealand boxer (IBO heavyweight title 1994-95), born in Apia, Samoa (d. 2020)
  • Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
1966 Highlights

About February 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius