On This Day

What Happened on March 30, 1966

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

Famous Birthdays

  • Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author, born in Aigio, Greece
  • Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002-12), born in Gardena, California

Famous Deaths

  • Erwin Piscator, German theater and film director (Nathan the Wise; Revolt of the Fishermen), dies at 72
  • Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, dies at 95
  • Newbold Morris, American politician, dies at 64
1966 Highlights

About March 30, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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