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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Monday, 27 April 2015

Feb 04   In the year 1966 all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133  

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   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66  

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

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

Feb 13   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94  

Feb 20   Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 23   On this day in history military coup in Syria ends Bitar government  

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   In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.  

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.  

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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 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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born in the year 1966.  

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 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 in the year 1966.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  

Jan 15   In the year 1966 betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25