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

Sports History

Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer at 20, is youngest to record a World Series shutout as Baltimore beats LA Dodgers, 6-0 in Game 2 at Dodger Stadium

  • 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? 55 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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