On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1966

Historical Events

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz

Famous Birthdays

  • Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, American publicist & wife of John Kennedy Jr, born in White Plains, New York (d. 1999)
  • Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), born in Brits, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Randy Burridge, Canadian NHL left wing (NHL All Star 1992; Washington Capitals,; Boston Bruins), born in Fort Erie, Ontario
1966 Highlights

About January 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn