On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1966

Historical Events

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts

Pro Wrestling

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

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? 55 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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