What Happened on March 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


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Canadian-American rock band "Buffalo Springfield" forms (Stephen Stills, Neil Young, et al)

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • James Goldman's "Lion in Winter" premieres in NYC

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Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinea

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Twister hits Jackson Mississippi; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
  • WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
  • Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor and director (Pasión, Ladrón que roba a ladrón), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • Hope Marie Carlton, Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985)
  • Noelle Daghe, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)
  • Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • Tone-Loc, [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Pearce, American comedienne and actress (On the Town, Bewitched), dies from ovarian cancer at 48
  • William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), dies of a heart attack at 89