On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1966

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Lauer, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • Matt Drudge, American political commentator and blogger (Drudge Report), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), dies at 78
1966 Highlights

About October 27, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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