- 15-25,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam in Washington, D.C.
- 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
- 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
- 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
- 53rd CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16
Day of the Week: Saturday