What Happened on July 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
  • Medicare goes into effect
  • NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
  • The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • VVV soccer team forms in Venlo

Famous Birthdays

  • Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
  • Eric Ball, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Larisa Savchenko, Neiland Latvia, tennis star
  • Patrick McEnroe, tennis star, born in Manhasset, New York
  • Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), (d. 2013)
  • Simon Arkell, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-17th-92, 96)

Famous Deaths

  • Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29