What Happened on July 16, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
  • Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts

Famous Birthdays

  • Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints), born in Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster (Capital Breakfast), born in Barnet, London
  • Jyrki Lumme, Finnish NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Mike Horn, South African explorer, 1st to reach North Pole without dog or motorized transport, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Scott Derrickson, American filmmaker (The Exorcism of Emily Rose; The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008); Doctor Strange), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Warren Sallenback, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in South Surrey, British Columbia
1966 Highlights

About July 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 13 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: Get Away - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames