On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1966

Historical Events

  • Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • 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
  • NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans; name "Saints" alludes to November 1, All Saints Day in Catholic faith
  • William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
  • Jeremy Hunt, British politician and Foreign Secretary (2018-), born in London, England
  • Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Willie D., American hip hop artist (Geto Boys), born in The 5th Ward, Houston, Texas
1966 Highlights

About November 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio