What Happened on January 31, 1966

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson makes it 4 straight Australian titles; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins her 7th consecutive Australian singles title; beats American Nancy Richey in a walkover, Richey injured

  • Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
  • Bill Lawry (119) & Bob Simpson (225) complete match-winning 244 opening stand in Australia's 1st innings, 4th Test v England in Adelaide
  • USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Jaworsky [Doughty], English musician & bassist (Jesus Jones), born in Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Charles Dimry, American football cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Diego, California
  • Jamie Taras, Canadian football player (BC Lions), born in Acton, Ontario
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Patterson, American stage, silent and sound screen character actress (The Boy Friend; Intruder in the Dust; I Love Lucy - "Mrs. Trumbull"), dies of pneumonia at 91

About January 31, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: My Love - Petula Clark
  • UK #1 Song: Michelle - Overlanders