On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1966

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Aviator Sheila Scott
Sheila Scott

Sport awardUS 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

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
1966 Highlights

About June 20, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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