On This Day

What Happened in November 1966

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • Nov 1 NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans; name "Saints" alludes to November 1, All Saints Day in Catholic faith

Sports History

Nov 1 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues

  • Nov 1 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
  • Nov 2 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 2 The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the US
  • Nov 4 Flooding of Arno River (Florence, Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • Nov 5 BYU quarterback Virgil Carter sets new NCAA single-game records with 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offence in 53-33 win against Texas Western in Provo, Utah
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 6 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
  • Nov 6 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched

Meeting of Interest

Nov 7 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London [1]

  • Nov 7 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

Sports History

Nov 8 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

Sports History

Nov 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

  • Nov 9 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances
  • Nov 9 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens

Historic Event

Nov 10 Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier (Taoiseach)

  • Nov 10 Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
  • Nov 11 Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
  • Nov 11 Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
  • Nov 11 NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12
  • Nov 12 Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • Nov 12 18-year-old US High schooler Robert Smith kills 5 people at Arizona's Rose-Mar Beauty College for fame

A Selfie in Space

Nov 12 Buzz Aldrin takes the first 'space selfie', a photo of himself performing extravehicular activity in space during the Gemini program

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

  • Nov 15 Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • Nov 16 Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail

Sports History

Nov 16 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

  • Nov 16 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • Nov 17 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
  • Nov 18 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
  • Nov 18 US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
  • Nov 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 19 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 20 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 1166 performances, wins 8 Tony Awards
  • Nov 20 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times
  • Nov 20 Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
  • Nov 21 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • Nov 22 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • Nov 23 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
  • Nov 24 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city's history
  • Nov 24 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.

Film Release

Nov 24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

  • Nov 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
  • Nov 26 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 161 performances
  • Nov 26 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Saskatchewan Roughriders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa, 29-14
  • Nov 27 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins back-to-back titles by 2 shots from Judy Kimball and Mary Mills
  • Nov 27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • Nov 27 Uruguay adopts constitution
  • Nov 28 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
  • Nov 28 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • Nov 29 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • Nov 29 SS Daniel J Morrell sinks in a storm on Lake Huron, 28 die, 1 survivor.
  • Nov 30 Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)
  • Nov 30 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Jeremy Hunt, British politician and Foreign Secretary (2018-), born in London, England
  • Nov 1 Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
  • Nov 1 Willie D., American hip hop artist (Geto Boys), born in The 5th Ward, Houston, Texas
  • Nov 1 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Nov 2 Sean Kanan, American actor (General Hospital, Rich Girl), born in Cleveland, Ohio

David Schwimmer

Nov 2 David Schwimmer, American actor (Friends, Madagascar), born in Queens, New York

  • Nov 2 Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker, born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Nov 2 Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor and activist, born in Cairo
  • Nov 4 Sam Rosenthal, American electronic musician and composer (Black Tape for a Blue Girl), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Kool Rock-ski [Damon Wimbley], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 4 Petra Verkaik, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1989) appeared more than any other woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 4 H. John Heinz IV, American medieval armor craftsman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Nov 5 Nayim [Mohamed Alí Amar], Spanish footballer, born in Ceuta, Spain
  • Nov 6 Lisa Fuller, American actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Peter DeLuise, American actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 6 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Nov 7 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Nov 7 Lisa Canning, American TV and radio hostess (Entertainment Tonight), born in St.Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Nov 7 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Nov 7 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
  • Nov 8 Michael Soles, Canadian CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • Nov 8 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Nov 8 Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality, born in Johnstone, Scotland
  • Nov 9 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 10 Vanessa Angel, English actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London
  • Nov 10 Kyle Kopp, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Nov 10 Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Nov 11 Benedicta Boccoli, Italian actress (Valzer), born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 13 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • Nov 14 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Nov 14 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 14 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • Nov 15 Rachel True, American actress
  • Nov 16 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 16 Tammy Lauren, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 16 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • Nov 16 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • Nov 16 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • Nov 16 Dean McDermott, Canadian actor
  • Nov 16 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • Nov 17 Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim, California (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • Nov 17 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 17 Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • Nov 17 Richard Fortus, American guitarist (The Psychedelic Furs; Guns N' Roses, since 2002), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 18 Darren Flutie, American CFL wide receiver (Grey Cup 1994, 99; CFL All-Star 1996, 97, 99; Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • Nov 18 Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 18 Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • Nov 19 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 19 Rocco DiSpirito, American chef, born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 20 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (Giaraffe; Tuesday Night Music Club), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 20 Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist (Scary Godmother)
  • Nov 21 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 21 Troy Aikman, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1992-93, 95; Pro Bowl 1991–96; Dallas Cowboys), born in West Covina, California
  • Nov 22 Brian Robbins, American actor (Eric-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 22 Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Charlie Grover, American drummer (Sponge)
  • Nov 23 Jerry Kelly, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 23 Vincent Cassel, French actor ( La Haine), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 23 Michelle Gomez, Scottish actress (The Flight Attendant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 24 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
  • Nov 24 Paul Robinett, American internet personality
  • Nov 24 Russell Watson, British pop-opera singer
  • Nov 25 Mark Whiten, American MLB baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Nov 25 Stacy Lattisaw, American disco singer ("Million Dollar Baby"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 25 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • Nov 26 Jay Berger, American tennis star, born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Nov 26 Sue Wicks, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame forward (WNBA All Star 2000; NY Liberty), born in Center Moriches, New York
  • Nov 26 Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian fashion model and actress (The Jamie Foxx Show), born in Saint-Marc, Haiti
  • Nov 27 Chryssandra Hines, American team handball wing (Olympics 1996), born in Bristol Connecticut
  • Nov 27 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Nov 27 Andy Merrill, American voice actor, born in Newark, Ohio
  • Nov 27 Edward Hall, British theatre director of Hampstead Theatre (Rose Rage), born in England
  • Nov 28 Sam Seder, American comedian
  • Nov 30 Wil Mara, American author
  • Nov 30 David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter

Famous Weddings

Hank Greenberg

Nov 18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

Jack Kerouac

Nov 18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Sadao Araki, Japanese general, Minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
  • Nov 2 Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • Nov 7 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • Nov 8 Bernhard Zondek, German-Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • Nov 10 Steven Nagy, American bowler (first televised perfect game [300}, 1954; ABC Hall of Fame 1963), dies at 53
  • Nov 12 Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), dies at 69
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)

Cluny MacPherson

Nov 16 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • Nov 18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 18 Jean-Pierre Peugeot III, French auto manufacturer (Peugeot), dies at 70
  • Nov 22 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Harold Burrage, American R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter ("Got to Find a Way"), dies of heart failure at 35
  • Nov 26 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Vittorio Giannini, American violinist, composer (The Medead), and educator (Curtis Institute, 1956-64), dies at 63