What Happened on March 16, 1966

Historical Events

Historic Event

Gemini 8 launched with Neil Armstrong and David R. Scott aboard, conducts the 1st docking of two spacecraft in orbit, flight aborted after critical system failure with the crew returned safely to Earth

  • Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1966 Highlights

About March 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 10 months and 21 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