On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

Historic Event

Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Ivan, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Don Myrah, American cyclist (Olympics 20th-96), born in Oakland, California
  • Shabba Ranks [Rexton Gordon], Jamaican dancehall musician & reggae deejay (X-tra Naked), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • Trish Johnson, British golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles; 19 LET wins), born in Bristol, England

Famous Deaths

  • Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
1966 Highlights

About January 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group