What Happened on July 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Braves Tony Cloninger, 1st NL player and only pitcher to hit 2 grand slams in a MLB game (17-3 v SF Giants)
  • Race riots in Omaha, Nebraska
  • US Open Women's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: American Sandra Spuzich wins by 1 from Carol Mann for her only LPGA major title
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

Moises AlouMoises Alou (56 years old)

American baseball outfielder (6 x MLB All Star; Silver Slugger Award 1994, 98; World Series 1997 Florida Marlins; Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (WTVF, Nashville), born in Morristown, New Jersey
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • (Joseph) Deems Taylor, American music critic (New York World), composer (Through The Looking Glass; Peter Ibbetson), and promoter of classical music (Fantasia), dies at 80
  • AndrĂ© Gailhard, French classical music composer, dies at 81
  • Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), dies at 81

About July 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks