On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1966

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Johnny Miller becomes 1st New York Yankee to hit a HR on his 1st MLB at bat; his 2nd HR came on his final MLB at bat in 1969

TV Show Appearance

Rolling Stones 4th appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; perform 3 songs, including "Paint It Black"

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family, born in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Cantor, American radio and television actor (The Fred Allen Show - "Socrates Mulligan"; The Jack Benny Program -"Logan Jerkfinkel"), dies at 68
  • Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), dies at 76
1966 Highlights

About September 11, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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