On This Day

April 1, 1966 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Loyalist led by Ian Paisley, a Protestant fundamentalist preacher, founded the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee to challenge the civil rights movement; it set up a paramilitary-style wing called the Ulster Protestant Volunteers

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley

Birthdays in History

  • Chris Evans, English disc jockey

Deaths in History

  • Karl Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89