On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1966

Historical Events


Nobel prizeNobel 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, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
  • Erin Deiters, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Fred Coury, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Johnston, New York
  • Patrick J. Volkerding, Founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution
  • Stefan Raab, German entertainer
1966 Highlights

About October 20, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra