What Happened on May 24, 1966

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 1508 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards

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 (Super Bowl 1997, 98; Second-team All-Pro 1994; Pro Bowl 1998; Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos), born in Royston, Georgia (d. 2021)
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

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

Jim BarnesJim Barnes (1886-1966)

English golfer (PGA C'ship 1916, 19; US Open 1921, British Open 1925; World Golf HOF), dies at 80

1966 Highlights

About May 24, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  • UK #1 Song: Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones