On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)

Famous Birthdays

  • Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim, California (d. 1997)
  • Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • Richard Fortus, American guitarist (The Psychedelic Furs; Guns N' Roses, since 2002), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
1966 Highlights

About November 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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