Historical Events For 1966
Monday, 20 November 2017
Feb 04 In the year 1966 all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
Feb 04 On this day in history gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
Feb 05 In the year 1966 bBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
Feb 06 In the year 1966 johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
Feb 09 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points on this day in history.
Feb 09 Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history the National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams
Feb 10 In the year 1966 billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
Feb 10 On this day in history harmel government in Belgium resigns
Feb 13 In the year 1966 elio Vittorini, writer, dies
Feb 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
Feb 14 In the year 1966 australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps
Feb 15 In the year 1966 camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
Feb 16 In the year 1966 bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours
Feb 16 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK in the year 1966.
Feb 16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on this day in history.
Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 17 Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 in the year 1966.
Feb 18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94 on this day in history.
Feb 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR on this day in history.
Feb 20 Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 on this day in history.
Feb 21 Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on this day in history.
Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Feb 22 On this day in history soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew
Feb 23 Aldo Moro forms Italian government on this day in history.
Feb 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government in the year 1966.
Feb 23 Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda on this day in history.
Feb 24 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana in the year 1966.
Feb 24 In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 25 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad on this day in history.
Feb 26 On this day in history minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
Feb 27 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain on this day in history.
Feb 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR on this day in history.
Feb 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US on this day in history.