What Happened on September 17, 1966

Historical Events

  • "Mission Impossible" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Childress, American CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35

About September 17, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Distant Drums - Jim Reeves