August 11
At a press conference in Chicago, John Lennon apologizes for suggesting that his band was more popular than Jesus, saying, “I never meant it to be a lousy antireligious thing.” Years later, fellow British rock group Oasis, however, has yet to apologize for saying the band is bigger than both God and the Beatles.

September 8
NBC airs “The Man Trap,” the first episode of the science-fiction television series Star Trek (though there remains a debate as to whether or not this was the actual first episode in the series). Star Trek was canceled after only three seasons, which is strange, considering it’s still on.

October 5
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Moe Drabowsky enters Game 1 of the 1966 World Series in the third inning and strikes out 11 Los Angeles Dodgers — the most ever by a relief pitcher in a World Series game. The Orioles go on to sweep the series.

December 15
Walt Disney dies of lung cancer at age 65. Though urban legend says Disney remains cryogenically frozen in a capsule somewhere, his remains were actually cremated at the celeb-heavy Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in Glendale, California.

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