Historical Events For 1966
Friday, 26 May 2017
Jan 01 In the year 1966 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway
Jan 01 On this day in history all US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
Jan 01 On this day in history military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic
Jan 01 In the year 1966 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 On this day in history floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
Jan 03 On this day in history rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
Jan 04 On this day in history doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
Jan 05 On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.
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 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts on this day in history.
Jan 07 Gene Kiniski a Canadian, beats Lou Thesz in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
Jan 08 In the year 1966 georges Pompidou appointed French premier
Jan 08 In the year 1966 who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
Jan 09 Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
Jan 09 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism in the year 1966.
Jan 10 In the year 1966 george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
Jan 10 In the year 1966 india & Pakistan sign peace accord
Jan 10 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War in the year 1966.
Jan 11 In the year 1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
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 On this day in history 12 day New York City NY transit strike ends
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 LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends on this day in history.
Jan 13 First black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD) in the year 1966.
Jan 13 In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 14 On this day in history david Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
Jan 14 On this day in history david Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
Jan 14 In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies