What Happened on March 12, 1966

Historical Events

NHL Record

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

Sports History

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
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

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

About March 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 10 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: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore - Walker Brothers