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, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (48 Tests, 160 wickets; 96 ODIs, 126 wickets) and broadcaster (TVNZ, Sky Sports, Radio Sport), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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? 55 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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