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
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings

Brigitte Bardot

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

Famous Deaths

  • Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)

About July 14, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • UK #1 Song: Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks