What Happened on May 21, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 91st Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
  • A "loyalist" group calling itself the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) issued a statement declaring war on the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97

Boxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title


Famous Birthdays

  • Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Qu├ębec

Famous Deaths

  • Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
1966 Highlights

About May 21, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
  • UK #1 Song: Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones