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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Friday, 01 August 2014

Feb 04   On this day in history all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133  

Feb 04   Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points  

Feb 09   On this day in history sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79  

Feb 09   The National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Harmel government in Belgium resigns on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

Feb 14   On this day in history australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps  

Feb 15   On this day in history camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies  

Feb 16   Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours on this day in history.  

Feb 16   End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR  

Feb 20   On this day in history chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80  

Feb 21   Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74  

Feb 22   On this day in history soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew  

Feb 23   On this day in history aldo Moro forms Italian government  

Feb 23   On this day in history military coup in Syria ends Bitar government  

Feb 23   Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda on this day in history.  

Feb 24   Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana on this day in history.  

Feb 24   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 25   Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR  

Feb 27   On this day in history ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US  

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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   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of deana Carter, country singer  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25