On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1966

Historical Events

Sports History

Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Linker, American actress (Lewis and Clark, Lauren-Square Pegs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)
  • Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies
1966 Highlights

About October 19, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 8 months and 7 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