August 1, 1966 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas
  • Yakubu Gowon becomes Nigerian Head of State after a military coup d'├ętat

Birthdays in History

  • James St. James, American author and nightlife personality

Deaths in History

  • Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops