What Happened on January 29, 1966

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres at Palace Theater in NYC for 608 performances

  • Snow storm in north east US kills 165

Sports History

US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen

Famous Birthdays

  • Rom├írio, Brazilian soccer striker (70 caps; Vasco da Gama, PSV Eindhoven, Fluminense) and politician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Winckler, German dentist and writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • Pierre Mercure, Canadian composer, dies in an accident at 38
1966 Highlights

About January 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Michelle - Overlanders