On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1966

Historical Events

Historic Event

Obscenity ban for "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Court after testimony by Allen Ginsberg and 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 (Mr Universe), born in Elgin, Illinois
  • Neil Tobin, American magician, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65
1966 Highlights

About July 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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