What happened this day in history August 16, 1966

What are the important events that happened on August 16, 1966? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 16, 1966: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 16, 1966 is the 228th day of the year 1966 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 3, 1966 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaicosaoctagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $930.15. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 16, 1966 Historical Events

  • 1966
    Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.

Who were born on August 16, 1966?

  • 1966
    Barry Lather, American choreographer, musician and actor

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