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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Friday, 19 December 2014

Jan 01   In the year 1966 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway  

Jan 01   All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health" on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1  

Jan 01   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1966 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  

Jan 07   On this day in history dance Theatre of Harlem debuts  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1966 beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1966 georges Pompidou appointed French premier  

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

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

Jan 09   In the year 1966 polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history india & Pakistan sign peace accord  

Jan 10   In the year 1966 julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War  

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   550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 12   Adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV in the year 1966.  

Jan 12   In the year 1966 lBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends  

Jan 13   On this day in history first black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)  

Jan 13   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Jan 14   David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 david Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)  

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

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

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 07   In the year 1966 birth of carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr  

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   On this day in history george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1966.  

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

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

Jan 14   In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.