On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1966

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Civil rights activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi

Civil Rights Activist James Meredith
Civil Rights Activist
James Meredith
  • Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
  • NFL & AFL announce their merger
  • Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement

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

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
1966 Highlights

About June 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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