On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1966

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB Draft: New York Mets pass on Reggie Jackson to select Antelope Valley HS catcher Steve Chilcott #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Payne, Canadian football tackle (Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders 1989; Toronto Argonauts 1996, 97; B.C. Lions 2000), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Eric Kretz, American rock drummer, Songwriter (Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"), and sound engineer, born in San Jose, California

Famous Deaths

  • (Hans) "Jean" Arp, German-French sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78
1966 Highlights

About June 7, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 20 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