On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1966

Historical Events

  • Barry Sadler's "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)

Famous Birthdays

Alan Davies

Alan Davies, British comedian and actor (Jonathan Creek, QI), born in Loughton, Essex, England

  • Cliff Meidl, American sprint kayak (Olympics 1996 & 2000), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Yahya Ayyash, Palestinian militant (chief bombmaker for Hamas), born in Rafat, West Bank (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
1966 Highlights

About March 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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