On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1966

Historical Events

  • Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"
  • Black Panther Party created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California

Historic Event

LBJ signs a bill creating US Department of Transportation

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Charlap, American jazz pianist (Phil Woods; Tony Bennett; Sandy Stewart), and educator, born in New York City
  • David Stead, British pop drummer (The Beautiful South - "A Little Time"), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
  • Dougie Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue - "Real Gone Kid") and broadcaster (BBC), born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • Jeffrey Jacquet, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids), born in Bay City, Texas
  • Jorge Campos, Mexican football goalkeeper (130 caps; UNAM, LA Galaxy), born in Acapulco, Guerrero
1966 Highlights

About October 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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