On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1966

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

Sport awardFrench 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

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardFrench 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

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
1966 Highlights

About June 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini