On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

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