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Historical Events For 1966

Friday, 02 December 2016

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 01   In the year 1966 simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1  

Jan 01   On this day in history vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  

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

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

Jan 04   On this day in history doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test  

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  

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Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 07   In the year 1966 gene Kiniski a Canadian, beats Lou Thesz in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ  

Jan 08   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism  

Jan 10   In the year 1966 george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV.  

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   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   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 in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

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

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.  

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