What Happened on June 16, 1966

Historical Events

  • 20th Tony Awards: "Marat/Sade" (play) & "Man of La Mancha" (musical) win

Music History

Rowan & Martin host "The Dean Martin Show" Summer Series, on NBC-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • Randy Barnes, American field athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1996; WR 23.12m), born in Charleston, West Virginia
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • German Galynin, Russian composer, dies at 44

About June 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra