On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.
  • Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

Famous Birthdays

  • Archi Cianfrocco, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Rome, New York
  • Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Julianne McNamara, gymnast (Olympic gold 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
  • Oscar Caballos, jockey

Famous Deaths

  • Sydney Chatton, English actress (Once Upon a Horse), dies of heart attack at 48