On This Day

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

Person of interestMargaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger, US feminist and birth control pioneer, dies at 86


1966 Highlights

About September 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo