On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Manuel Santana wins last of 4 major titles beating American Dennis Ralston 6-4, 11-9, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Larisa Savchenko-Neiland, Latvian tennis player (6 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Lviv, Ukrain
  • Patrick McEnroe, American tennis player, coach and broadcaster (coach US Davis Cup win 2007), born in Manhasset, New York

Famous Deaths

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