On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
  • KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

Sport awardTennis Open

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil beats American Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-1 for her 7th and final Grand Slam singles crown

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • US National Championships Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: In an all-Australian final Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe 4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4; his second and final major singles title
  • Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching
  • WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Folds, American singer and songwriter (Ben Folds Five), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Darren E. Burrows, American actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure), born in Winfield, Kansas