On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Poussé Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky, 72-65; Miners first title in first title game
  • Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • James "Big Jim" Wright, American Grammy and Dove Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger, and record producer (Sound of Blackness; Mariah Carey), born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 2018)
1966 Highlights

About March 19, 1966

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

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