On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1966

Historical Events

Sports History

Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays

Famous Birthdays

  • 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
  • Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)

Famous Weddings

Hank Greenberg

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

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Jack Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

Famous Deaths

  • Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Jean-Pierre Peugeot III, French auto manufacturer (Peugeot), dies at 70
1966 Highlights

About November 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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