What Happened on July 23, 1966

Historical Events

  • Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens

#1 in the Charts

Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" hits #1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)

  • John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Micheal Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA record consecutive free throws during regular season [97] 1993), born in Dallas, Texas
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo; The Singing Plumber), dies at 60
  • Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), dies from spinal cancer at 56
  • Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies of a heart attack at 45

About July 23, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells
  • UK #1 Song: Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe