What Happened on May 6, 1966

Historical Events

  • Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • Most runs scored in 11th inning (9) Phils score 5 to beat Pirates 8-7
  • Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England

Paint It Black

The Rolling Stones release the single "Paint It Black", featuring prominent sitar played by Brian Jones, in the US

1966 History

About May 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 4 months and 16 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