What Happened on May 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player, born in Newport, Wales
  • Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Paul Stevenson, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Bendigo, Australia
  • Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Wylie Watson, dies at 77
1966 Highlights

About May 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
  • UK #1 Song: Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann