On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1966

Historical Events

  • 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Tinordi, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Red Deer, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Mendelsohn, Romanian composer, and conductor (Romanian National Opera, 1944-63), and teacher, dies at 56
  • Wilhelmus Marinus Bekkers, Dutch Roman Catholic bishop of Hertogenbosch, dies at 58
1966 Highlights

About May 9, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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