On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1966

Historical Events

NHL Record

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

  • 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
1966 Highlights

About March 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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