On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1966

Famous Birthdays

  • Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
  • Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • (Lucius) "Lucky" Millinder, American swing and rhythm-and-blues bandleader (Rosetta Tharpe; Who Threw The Whiskey in the Well), dies of a liver ailment at 56

André Breton

André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

  • Eric Fleming, American actor (Gil-Rawhide), drowns at 41
  • Lucky Millinder, American R&B bandleader and singer, dies at 56
1966 Highlights

About September 28, 1966

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cherish - The Association
  • UK #1 Song: Distant Drums - Jim Reeves