On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1966

Historical Events

  • NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
  • Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Doris Pearson, English singer (5 Star), born in London, England

Person of interestJulianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies, American actress (ER, The Good Wife), born in Spring Valley NY


Famous Deaths

1966 Highlights

About June 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini