On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 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 (Buffalo Sabres), born in Fort Erie, Canada