On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1966

Historical Events

  • Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
  • Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
  • US troops shooting targets in Cambodia

Famous Birthdays

  • Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Charlie Schlatter, American actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • Johnny Colt [Charles Brandt], American rock bassist (Black Crowes), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • Olaf Thon, German soccer midfielder (52 caps; Bayern Munich, Schalke 04), born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
1966 Highlights

About May 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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