What happened this day in history January 1, 1966

What are the important events that happened on January 1, 1966? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 1, 1966: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 1, 1966 is the 1st day of the year 1966 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 19, 1965 – a Saturday. 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 ‘henagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,880.50. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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

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

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January 1, 1966 Historical Events

  • 1966
    After a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumes power as president of the Central African Republic.
  • 1966
    A twelve-day New York City transit strike begins.

Who were born on January 1, 1966?

  • 1966
    Adam Paskowitz, American singer (The Flys)
  • 1966
    Anna Burke, Australian politician
  • 1966
    Tina Landon, Mexican-American choreographer

Who died on January 1, 1966?

  • 1966
    Vincent Auriol, French politician (b. 1884)

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