On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1966

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon, American CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2014-), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer
  • Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality

Famous Deaths

  • Soledad JimĂ©nez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
  • Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
1966 Highlights

About October 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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