On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1966

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality, born in Johnstone, Scotland
  • Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname

Famous Deaths

  • Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
1966 Highlights

About November 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio