On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1966

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits Uyldert, Dutch poet and writer (Motion), dies at 75
1966 Highlights

About September 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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