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: East beats West 137-94 at Cincinnati
  • 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1964-66), dies under suspicious circumstances at 61