On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh, Maine
  • Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Royston, Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (Shell-Haus in Berlin), dies at 80

Person of interestJim Barnes

Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

1966 Highlights

About May 24, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini