What Happened on March 10, 1966

Historical Events

  • 5 time American Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires from racing
  • 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 contemporary classical composer (Rational Optional Insanity; Scorched Earth; Akanos), born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Michael Timlin, American MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Midland, Texas
  • Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings

  • Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (later Queen Beatrix) (28) weds German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg (39) 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

About March 10, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
  • UK #1 Song: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra