On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1966

Historical Events

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded jointly to Jewish writers Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Nelly Sachs

Famous Birthdays

  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
  • Allan Donald, South African cricketer (great South African fast bowler), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Fred Coury, American glam rock drummer (Cinderella -"Heartbreak Station"; "Nobody's Fool"), born in Johnston, New York
  • Patrick J. Volkerding, American founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution
  • Stefan Raab, German entertainer (TV Total), born in Cologne, West Germany
1966 Highlights

About October 20, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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