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Historical Events For 1966

Sunday, 23 April 2017

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   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 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Harmel government in Belgium resigns in the year 1966.  

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

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Feb 13   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1966 frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75  

Feb 18   In the year 1966 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   Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution  

Feb 22   In the year 1966 paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74  

Feb 22   In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.  

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   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Feb 25   In the year 1966 syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad  

Feb 26   In the year 1966 minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71  

Feb 27   In the year 1966 ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain  

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

Feb 27   Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US on this day in history.  

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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   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   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 04   In the year 1966 birth of deana Carter, country singer  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born in the year 1966.  

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   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1966 haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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 in the year 1966.  

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