On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1966

Historical Events

Famous PhotoA Selfie in Space

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

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Buzz Aldrin takes the first 'space selfie' during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966
Buzz Aldrin takes the first 'space selfie' during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966
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  • Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame

Famous Deaths

  • Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), dies at 69
1966 Highlights

About November 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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