On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1966

The Tragedy of Aberfan

Historical Events

  • 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonas B, Svensson Sweden, tennis star
  • Tommy Tolles, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1996 3rd, Masters 1997 3rd), born in Ft Myers, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
1966 Highlights

About October 21, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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