On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • 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