What Happened on March 15, 1966

Historical Events

  • Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Bruno, American actor (The Dead Zone - "Sherriff"; All My Children, 1995-97 - "Michael"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Klaus Paier, Austrian jazz accordionist and composer, born in Sankt Andrä, Austria
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Abe Saperstein, British-American sports entrepreneur (founder of Harlem Globetrotters), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74

About March 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 6 months and 18 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