On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1966

Historical Events

  • Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • UK Government announces construction of a nuclear reactor on the North coast of Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • Harald Eia, Norwegian TV - comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Sophie Tucker [Kalish], Russian-born American singer and actress (My Yiddish Mama) known as "last of the red hot mammas", dies at 79
1966 Highlights

About February 9, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius