On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 16th NBA All-Star Game, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH: East beats West, 137-94; MVP: Adrian Smith, Cincinnati Royals, PG
  • 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain

Famous Birthdays

  • Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Giacometti, Swiss-French painter and sculptor, dies at 64
  • Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 76
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician and Prime Minister of India (1964-66), dies under suspicious circumstances at 61