On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

LoveWedding of Interest

Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Sampas

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

Famous Deaths

  • Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies