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

  • Jeremy Sheffield, English actor

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
1966 Highlights

About March 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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