What Happened on September 6, 1966

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Guetschow, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Akron, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas
  • Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, dies at 83

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger (1879-1966)

American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, dies at 86


1966 Highlights

About September 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles