On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1966

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, Dutch-Austrian physicist, dies at 63
1966 Highlights

About March 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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