What Happened on October 13, 1966

Historical Events

  • 173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam

Music History

Jimi Hendrix Experience rock trio debuts with American guitarist Jimi Hendrix, British bassist Noel Redding & British drummer Mitch Mitchell in Évreux, Normandy, France

  • Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor (USN) becomes deputy director of CIA
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene Alcalay, Romanian concert pianist, composer, and educator, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2019)
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • 'Father' Charles Marriott, English cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies at 71
  • Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76

About October 13, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  • UK #1 Song: Distant Drums - Jim Reeves