On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1966

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Guetschow, American biathelete (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