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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Jan 01   12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1966 all US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"  

Jan 01   In the year 1966 military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic  

Jan 01   Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

Jan 04   Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test on this day in history.  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history canadian Gene Kiniski defeats veteran champion Lou Thesz two falls to one to become the world professional heavyweight champion  

Jan 07   Close to 200 passengers and crew from a Canadian Nationla pass. train are evacuated by helicopter after being trapped bvy snow slides in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia in the year 1966.  

Jan 07   Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history gene Kiniski a Canadian, beats Lou Thesz in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ  

Jan 08   On this day in history beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks  

Jan 08   Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks in the year 1966.  

Jan 08   In the year 1966 georges Pompidou appointed French premier  

Jan 08   On this day in history who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC  

Jan 09   On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 09   Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism on this day in history.  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide on this day in history.  

Jan 10   India & Pakistan sign peace accord on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War on this day in history.  

Jan 11   "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV in the year 1966.  

Jan 11   On this day in history "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV with John Wayne  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain  

Jan 11   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 12   12 day New York City NY transit strike ends on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history lBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends  

Jan 13   First black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD) in the year 1966.  

Jan 13   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) on this day in history.  

Jan 14   David Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born in the year 1966.  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1966 vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies in the year 1966.  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 14   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25