On This Day

What Happened on June 25, 1966

Historical Events

  • Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad

  • Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • Richard Matt, American murderer who escaped prison, born in Tonawanda, New York (d. 2015)
1966 Highlights

About June 25, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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