On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75