On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1966

Historical Events

  • 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • After suffering a hairline fracture of his right hind foot, 5-time US Horse of the Year Kelso is immediately retired; racing's all-time leading money winner with lifetime earnings of $1,977,896

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Black Hawks right wing Bobby Hull becomes the NHL's first 2-time 50-goal scorer when he strikes in a 5-4 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Stadium

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull

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Jean Béliveau scores his 380th career NHL goal when Montreal ties Toronto, 3-3; moves him ahead of Ted Lindsay into the #3 spot all time, behind Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau

Famous Birthdays

  • Judith Wiesner, Austrian tennis player (World #12 1997; captain Austria's Federation Cup team 2001), born in Hallein Austria
  • Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)
1966 Highlights

About March 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces