On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1966

Historical Events

  • "(I'm A) Road Runner" by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20
  • "I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

"Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 in the US

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts
  • "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK
  • French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry

Famous Birthdays

  • Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Tiffany Cohen, American swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City, California
  • Vasili Kulkov, Russian soccer defensive utility (20 caps Soviet Union, 21 Russia; Spartak Moscow, Benfica), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Ethel Clayton, American actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • Wallace Ford [Samuel Jones Grundy], British actor (Freaks, Harvey, Spellbound, Deputy), dies of heart attack at 68
1966 Highlights

About June 11, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini