On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1966

Historical Events

  • 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • 37th All-Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 inninngs, at Busch Memorial Stadium, St Louis

Sports History

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson voted MLB All Star game MVP

  • Start of 3 day race riot in Chicago, looting brings out National Guardsmen
  • US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia and Denver mints

Famous Birthdays

  • Allegra Curtis, model and daughter of Christine Kaufmann and Tony Curtis, born in London, England
  • Annabel Croft, English tennis player, broadcaster (Eurosport, Sky Sport, BBC), born in Farnborough, Kent
  • Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

Famous Deaths

  • D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
1966 Highlights

About July 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer