What Happened on September 8, 1966

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

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

Event of Interest

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


1966 History

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
Born in 1966

About September 8, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 6 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