On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE

Famous Birthdays

  • Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
  • John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)

Famous Deaths

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