On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE

Famous Birthdays

  • Chetan Sharma, Indian cricket fast bowler (23 Tests, 61 wickets; 65 ODI), born in Ludhiana, Punjab, India
  • Luis Sojo, Venezuelan MLB infielder (World Series 1996, 1998–2000; Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Petare, Edo Miranda, Venezuela
  • Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer

Famous Deaths

  • Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), dies at 62
1966 Highlights

About January 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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