On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1966

Historical Events

  • Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • First British nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Resolution launched
  • Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth

Historic Event

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Sherman Douglas 'the General', American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Washington D.C.
1966 Highlights

About September 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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