Historical Events For 1966
Wednesday, 18 January 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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 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 in the year 1966.
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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
Feb 14 Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 16 On this day in history hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
Feb 17 Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Feb 18 In the year 1966 anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
Feb 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR on this day in history.
Feb 20 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
Feb 23 On this day in history premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
Feb 24 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana on this day in history.
Feb 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain
Feb 27 In the year 1966 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.