What Happened on October 5, 1966

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Nigerian government presents a copy of Ben Enwonwu's sculpture "The Awakening" to the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Olympic silver/gold-92, 96)
  • Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
  • Peter Fonseca, Canadian politician and marathon runner (Toronto, Houston Marathon 1995), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
Born in 1966
1966 Highlights

About October 5, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cherish - The Association
  • UK #1 Song: Distant Drums - Jim Reeves