What Happened on November 18, 1966

Historical Events

Sports History

Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1966 History

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)
Born in 1966

Famous Weddings

Hank Greenberg

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

Jack Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas

Famous Deaths

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

About November 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Good Vibrations - Beach Boys