On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1966

Historical Events

  • 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
  • North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie Brickell, American rock singer-songwriter (New Bohemians '"What I Am"), married to Paul Simon, born in Oak Cliff, Texas
  • Gráinne Mulvey, Irish classical composer, born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

  • Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam

Famous Deaths

  • Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • Mari Sandoz, American author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
1966 Highlights

About March 10, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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