On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1966

Historical Events

  • 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator (The Invention of Hugo Cabret), born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey
  • D. J. Johnson, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Ellen Reid, Canadian keyboard and accordion player (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"), born in Selkirk, Manitoba
  • Matthew Fox, American actor (Party of 5, Lost), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Tayna Donelly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses; Belly), born in Newport, Rhode Island

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot

Famous Deaths

  • Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
1966 Highlights

About July 14, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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