On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1966

Historical Events

  • England spin bowler Derek Underwood goes wicketless in his Test cricket debut v West Indies at Nottingham; captures 297 wickets in illustrious 86 Test career
  • Leopoldville, Congo, is renamed Kinshasa
  • Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency
  • The Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
  • Vice Admiral William F. Raborn Jr., USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Louie Aguiar, American NFL punter (KC Chiefs), born in Livermore, California
  • Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor (Guy de Lusignan-Kingdom of Heaven), born in Invercargill, New Zealand

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years, 4 months, 22 days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Farina, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1950), dies in a domestic car accident at 59
1966 Highlights

About June 30, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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