On This Day

What Happened on September 9, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAdam Sandler

Adam Sandler, 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

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76
  • Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61