What Happened on June 6, 1966

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Civil rights activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi

  • Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
  • NFL & AFL announce their merger
  • Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Cavagna, Italian television personality, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Sean Yseult [Shauna Reynolds], American rock bassist (White Zombie - "More Human Than Human"), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings

  • Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford

Famous Deaths

  • Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash at 27

About June 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 25 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