On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Burrage, American singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
1966 Highlights

About November 26, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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