On This Day

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

  • Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
  • Jeremy Sheffield, English actor

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Rocker Keith Moon
Keith Moon

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69
1966 Highlights

About March 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces