On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, NBA guard (NJ Nets)