On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 de Brom, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Mike Walker, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Brooksville, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66