Historical Events For 1966
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Feb 04 In the year 1966 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 In the year 1966 bBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
Feb 06 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1966.
Feb 09 In the year 1966 dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
Feb 09 In the year 1966 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 In the year 1966 billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
Feb 10 In the year 1966 harmel government in Belgium resigns
Feb 13 In the year 1966 elio Vittorini, writer, dies
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 Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies on this day in history.
Feb 16 Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours in the year 1966.
Feb 16 On this day in history end of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK
Feb 16 In the year 1966 france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Feb 16 In the year 1966 hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
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 In the year 1966 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 In the year 1966 indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution
Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 in the year 1966.
Feb 22 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew on this day in history.
Feb 23 On this day in history aldo Moro forms Italian government
Feb 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government on this day in history.
Feb 23 In the year 1966 premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
Feb 24 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana in the year 1966.
Feb 24 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 25 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad in the year 1966.
Feb 26 Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain
Feb 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR in the year 1966.
Feb 27 On this day in history ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US