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Historical Events For 1966

Monday, 29 May 2017

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

Feb 04   On this day in history gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90  

Feb 05   BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island in the year 1966.  

Feb 06   In the year 1966 johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79  

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

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

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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 10   On this day in history harmel government in Belgium resigns  

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

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

Feb 14   In the year 1966 australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps  

Feb 15   Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies in the year 1966.  

Feb 16   In the year 1966 bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours  

Feb 16   End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK in the year 1966.  

Feb 16   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria in the year 1966.  

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   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   Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1966 indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution  

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   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 25   In the year 1966 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   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   In the year 1966 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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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