On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1966

Historical Events

  • 2,400 people attend White House Conference on Civil Rights

Music Concert

George Harrison is impressed by sitarist Ravi Shankar's concert in London

  • Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
  • Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Schiano, American football coach (College: Rutgers; NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Wyckoff, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Papa Jack Laine, American musician and pioneering bandleader, dies at 92
1966 Highlights

About June 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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