On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • FIFA World Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Striker Geoff Hurst scores a hat trick as England beats West Germany, 4-2 after extra time
  • US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

  • Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist (On the art of theatre), dies at 94