On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1st black selected for presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Harper, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)

Person of interestPatrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey, American actor (Grey's Anatomy),born in Lewiston Maine

  • Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2018)
  • Tabitha Stevens, fictional character (Bewitched)