On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
  • Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)

Famous Birthdays

  • John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • Paul Hollywood, English baker and TV judge (The Great British Bake Off), born in Wallasey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)