On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
  • Love's 1st album released "Love"
  • Pioneer Plaza dedicated
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
  • Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach

Famous Deaths

  • Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Rio Bravo, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), dies of influenza at 37