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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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

Feb 04   Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 in the year 1966.  

Feb 05   On this day in history bBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island  

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

Feb 09   Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points in the year 1966.  

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

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   Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 in the year 1966.  

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

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   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   On this day in history bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours  

Feb 16   In the year 1966 end of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK  

Feb 16   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on this day in history.  

Feb 16   In the year 1966 hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81  

Feb 17   On this day in history frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75  

Feb 18   On this day in history anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94  

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

Feb 20   In the year 1966 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 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   On this day in history aldo Moro forms Italian government  

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 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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 26   Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71 in the year 1966.  

Feb 27   Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 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   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

Jan 09   On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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