On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1966

Historical Events

  • Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Asawa, Japanese-American countertenor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
  • Cuco Ziganda, Spanish soccer striker and manager (2 caps; Athletic Bilbao 255 games), born in Larraintzar, Spain
  • George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • Scott Innes, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
1966 Highlights

About October 1, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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