Historical Events For 1966
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Feb 04 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133 in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1966.
Feb 13 In the year 1966 elio Vittorini, writer, dies
Feb 13 In the year 1966 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 14 Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps in the year 1966.
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 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1966 france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81 in the year 1966.
Feb 17 Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Feb 18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94 in the year 1966.
Feb 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR on this day in history.
Feb 20 Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 on this day in history.
Feb 21 Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution in the year 1966.
Feb 22 On this day in history paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
Feb 22 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew on this day in history.
Feb 23 Aldo Moro forms Italian government in the year 1966.
Feb 23 On this day in history military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
Feb 23 Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda on this day in history.
Feb 24 In the year 1966 coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
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 On this day in history minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
Feb 27 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR
Feb 27 In the year 1966 ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US