On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1966

Historical Events

  • 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"

AgreementContract 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

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Houston Oilers hold Denver Broncos to no 1st downs in their NFL season opening 45-7 win at Rice Stadium

Famous Birthdays

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

About September 3, 1966

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo