On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1966

Historical Events

  • 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll
  • West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Famous Birthdays

  • Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (The Beetle), dies at 67
1966 Highlights

About July 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer