On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1966

Historical Events

Television Premiere

"Star Trek" 1st premieres on NBC-TV starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

  • "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV

Historic Event

The Severn Bridge between England and Wales is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Birthdays

  • Carola Häggkvist, Swedish singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mike Dyer, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Upland, California
  • Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys), born in McLaren Vale, Australia
  • Raymond Atteveld, Dutch soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1966 Highlights

About September 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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