What Happened on June 20, 1966

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman

US Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Olympic CC: Billy Casper erases a 7-stroke deficit on the final 9 holes to tie Arnold Palmer; wins Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes

Famous Weddings

Rod Laver

Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Famous Deaths

  • Georges LemaĆ®tre, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, dies at 71

About June 20, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: Paperback Writer - The Beatles