Today in History for 1st April 1966

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events

Events 1 - 3 of 3

- 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
- China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution"
- 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3

- Chris Evans, English disc jockey
- Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
- Odie Harris, NFL safety/defensive back (Houston Oilers)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

- Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
- Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89

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