What Happened on September 9, 1966

Historical Events

Event of Interest

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Famous Birthdays

Adam SandlerAdam Sandler (56 years old)

American actor and comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Alison Sydor, Canadian cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Canada
  • David Bennent, Swiss actor (Tin Drum, Legend), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Georg Hackl, German luger, born in West Germany
  • Kevin Hatcher, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Lance Blanks, American basketball guard (Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves), executive (GM Phoenix Suns 2010-13) and broadcaster (ESPN, Longhorn Network), born in Del Rio, Texas (d. 2023)
Born in 1966

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Massana, Catalan composer, and Jesuit priest, dies at 76
  • Leon de Smet, Belgian painter (Luminist school), dies at 85
  • Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
1966 Highlights

About September 9, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 56 years, 8 months and 26 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: All Or Nothing - Small Faces