On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1966

Historical Events

  • Australian Robert 'Nat' Young puts on a dominating performance to win the World Surfing Championship at Ocean Beach, San Diego; Joyce Hoffman of Capistrano Beach, California takes women's title

Sports History

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Rodney Anoa'i (aka Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2000)
1966 Highlights

About October 2, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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