What Happened on July 18, 1966

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old

Event of Interest

Gemini 10 launches John Young & Michael Collins

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist ("I Fought The Law"), found dead in his car at 23
  • German Germanovich Galynin, Russian composer, dies at 44

About July 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 23 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