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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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

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   On this day in history military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 08   On this day in history beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks  

Jan 08   Georges Pompidou appointed French premier on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain  

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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   LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history david Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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 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   On this day in history 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   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.