What Happened on March 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • South Africa's government bans Defense & Aid Fund
  • US submarine locates missing hydrogen bomb on the Mediterranean sea floor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeremy Sheffield, English actor (Holby City), born in Chelmsford, England
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings

Keith Moon

The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69

About March 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 2 months and 17 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