On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Obscenity ban for "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Court after testimony by Allen Ginsberg and Norman Mailer

Writer and Artist William S. Burroughs
Writer and Artist
William S. Burroughs
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer

Famous Birthdays

  • Gundula Krause, German folk violinist, born in Göttingen, Germany
  • Hector Burba, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jeff Shaw, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Washington Court House, Ohio
  • Jim Gaffigan, American comedian, born in Elgin, Illinois
  • Neil Tobin, American magician, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65