What Happened on January 12, 1966

Historical Events

Television Debut

"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

  • 12 day NYC transit strike ends
  • 3 British Members of Parliament are attacked in a hotel in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

Auerbach's 1,000th Win

Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach records his 1,000th NBA career victory (regular season and playoffs), 114-102 over the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston

Vietnam War

LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends

1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Parry, Australian golfer (US Open 1993 3rd; PGA Tour titles), born in Sunshine, Victoria
  • Ingrid Jensen, Canadian Juno Award-winning jazz trumpeter (Vernal Fields), born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Linda Ferrando, Italian tennis star, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris, France
Born in 1966

About January 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out - The Beatles