On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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-on-Thames, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

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