On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1966

Historical Events

  • Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Montreal Canadiens earn back-to-back titles; beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 in OT for a 4-2 series victory

Sports History

Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth), born in Montreal, Quebec
1966 Highlights

About May 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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