On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1966

Historical Events

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius)
  • Tone-Loc [Anthony Terrell Smith], rocker (Let's Do It), born in Los Angeles, California

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
1966 Highlights

About March 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces