On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1966

Historical Events

Historic Event

Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

  • The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • The Who and The Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1990)
  • Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan], Chinese actress (Happy Ghost), born in British Hong Kong
  • Maria Pitillo, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers), born in Elmira, New York
1966 Highlights

About January 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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