On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1966

Historical Events

  • Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Snow storm in north east US kills 165
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen

Famous Birthdays

  • Rom├írio, Brazilian footballer & politician, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous Deaths

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

About January 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius