What Happened on July 29, 1966

Historical Events

Music History

Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York

  • In Nigerian counter-coup, Head of State General Aguiyi Ironsi is assassinated by a group of Northern Nigerian officers and soldiers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Herrod, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Martina McBride (57 years old)

American country singer and songwriter ("Independence Day"; "This One's For The Girls"; virtual duet with Dean Martin - "Baby It's Cold Outside"), born in Sharon, Kansas

  • Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voice actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sally Gunnell, British 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992), born in Chigwell, England
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 44

About July 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wild Thing - The Troggs
  • UK #1 Song: With A Girl Like You - Troggs