On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jean Beliveau 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 Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau

Famous Birthdays

  • Judith Wiesner, Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)
  • Stevie Rachelle, rock vocalist (Tuff-What Comes Around Goes Around)