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

Wimbledon 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

1966 History

Famous Deaths

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

About July 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
  • UK #1 Song: Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks