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Historical Events For 1966

Friday, 24 February 2017

Feb 04   All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133 in the year 1966.  

Feb 04   In the year 1966 gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90  

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

Feb 06   On this day in history johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79  

Feb 09   Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1966 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   Harmel government in Belgium resigns on this day in history.  

Feb 13   On this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

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Feb 13   In the year 1966 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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 16   Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 16   On this day in history france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria  

Feb 16   On this day in history 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   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   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   In the year 1966 aldo Moro forms Italian government  

Feb 23   Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government in the year 1966.  

Feb 23   In the year 1966 premier Obote grabs power in Uganda  

Feb 24   On this day in history coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana  

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

Feb 25   On this day in history syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad  

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 in the year 1966.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

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

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

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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