On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1966

Historical Events

  • Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • John van den Brom, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (2 caps; SBV Vitesse, Anderlecht), Amersfoort, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), dies from cancer at 52
  • Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66
1966 Highlights

About October 4, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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