On This Day

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

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? 55 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini