On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMoises Alou

Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Morristown, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • AndrĂ© Gailhard, French classical music composer, dies at 81
  • Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, dies at 80
  • Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), dies at 81
1966 Highlights

About July 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer