On This Day

What Happened on June 10, 1966

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig with Big Brother & The Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco)
  • Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • The Beatles release single "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" in UK; "Rain" featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out

Famous Birthdays

  • David Platt, English soccer midfielder (62 caps; Crewe Alexandra, Aston Villa, Sampdoria, Arsenal) and manager (Sampdoria, Nottingham Forest, England U21), born in Chadderton, England
  • Doug McKeon, NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
1966 Highlights

About June 10, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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