On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1966

Historical Events

  • The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • Graeme Hick MBE, English cricket batsman (65 Tests, 6 x 100s; 120 ODIs; Worcestershire), born in Harare, Zimbabwe

Famous Deaths

  • Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (b. 1902)
  • Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
1966 Highlights

About May 23, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini