What Happened on September 29, 1966

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season

  • The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

Famous Birthdays

  • Hersey Hawkins, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic bronze 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jill Whelan, American actress (Vicki-Love Boat, Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • Ken Norton Jr, American NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers) and coach, born in Jacksonville, Illinois
  • Rudy Poeschek, Canadian NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits Uyldert, Dutch poet and writer (Motion), dies at 75

About September 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 5 months and 26 days
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