On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1966

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

Sports History

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

Election of Interest

Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

Sports History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality, born in Johnstone, Scotland
  • Michael Soles, Canadian 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? 55 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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