Historical Events For 1966
Monday, 19 February 2018
Jan 01 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway in the year 1966.
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 Military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic on this day in history.
Jan 01 Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 in the year 1966.
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 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 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 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 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks in the year 1966.
Jan 08 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier on this day in history.
Jan 08 Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC in the year 1966.
Jan 09 In the year 1966 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 In the year 1966 india & Pakistan sign peace accord
Jan 10 On this day in history julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
Jan 11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV on this day in history.
Jan 11 In the year 1966 "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 In the year 1966 adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV.
Jan 12 In the year 1966 lBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends
Jan 13 In the year 1966 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 In the year 1966 david Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
Jan 14 David Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) in the year 1966.
Jan 14 On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies