On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1966

Historical Events

  • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • 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)
  • Niall Quinn, Irish soccer striker (92 caps, Rep of Ireland; Manchester City, Sunderland), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oscar Caballos, jockey

Famous Deaths

  • Sydney Chatton, English actress (Once Upon a Horse), dies of heart attack at 48
1966 Highlights

About October 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra