What Happened on November 26, 1966

Historical Events

  • 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Saskatchewan Roughriders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa, 29-14
  • Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn musical "Walking Happy", based on the 1916 novel "Hobson's Choice", opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 161 performances
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian fashion model and actress (The Jamie Foxx Show), born in Saint-Marc, Haiti
  • Jay Berger, American tennis star, born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Sue Wicks, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame forward (WNBA All Star 2000; NY Liberty), born in Center Moriches, New York
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Burrage, American R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter ("Got to Find a Way"), dies of heart failure at 35
  • Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77

About November 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Green Green Grass Of Home - Tom Jones