What Happened on June 22, 1966

Historical Events

  • South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government

Famous Birthdays

  • Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dean Woods, Australian track cyclist (Olympic gold team pursuit 1984; silver individual pursuit 1988; bronze team pursuit 1988, 96), born in Wangaratta, Australia (d. 2022)
  • Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • Meyrick Pringle, South African cricket fast bowler (4 Tests; 17 ODI), born in Adelaide, Cape Province
  • Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Blunt MBE, New Zealand cricket all-rounder and broadcaster (9 Tests; BBC), dies at 65
1966 Highlights

About June 22, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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