What Happened on September 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • 24th World Science Fiction Convention honors Gene Roddenberry

#1 in the Charts

Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"

Contract of Interest

Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus

  • Houston Oilers hold Denver Broncos to no 1st downs in their NFL season opening 45-7 win at Rice Stadium
1966 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bennie Blades, American NFL safety (Pro Bowl 1991; Detroit Lions), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician, born in Rubtsovsk, Soviet Union
Born in 1966

About September 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sunshine Superman - Donovan
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles