What Happened on March 3, 1966

Historical Events

Music History

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

  • James Goldman's "Lion in Winter" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to exile in Conakry, Guinea

  • 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
  • Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • Tone-Lōc [Anthony Terrell Smith], American rapper ("Funky Cold Medina"), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alice Pearce, American Emmy Award-winning comedienne and actress (On the Town; Bewitched - "Mrs. Kravitz" (the 1st one)), dies from ovarian cancer at 48
  • William Frawley, American vaudeville, silent and sound screen actor (I Love Lucy - "Fred"; My Three Sons - "Bub"; Miracle on 34th Street), dies of a heart attack at 79
1966 Highlights

About March 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
  • UK #1 Song: These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra