On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1966

Historical Events

Film Release

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

Author Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
Actress Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
  • Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Gretchen Carlson, American television commentator (Fox News) and 1989 Miss America, born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Mancow Muller, American radio personality, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist (CNN), born in Fresno, California

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, dies at 48
1966 Highlights

About June 21, 1966

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

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