What Happened on June 5, 1966

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

French Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Tony Roche wins his first and only Grand Slam title; beats István Gulyás of Hungary 6-1, 6-4, 7-5

French Open Women's Tennis

French Championships Women's Tennis: Ann Haydon-Jones of England beats American Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-1 for her 2nd French singles crown

1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Spiers, American infielder (Houston Astros), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Natacha Rambova [Winifred Shaughnessy], American film costume designer, 2nd wife of Rudolph Valentino (1923-25), and Egyptologist, dies of a heart attack at 69

About June 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra