On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1966

Historical Events

  • National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
  • NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach (Chelsea), born in Oliena, Italy
  • Susannah Doyle, British actress (Drop the Dead Donkey), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • George de Hevesy, Hungarian radiochemist (Nobel 1943), dies at 80
1966 Highlights

About July 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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