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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Saturday, 30 July 2016

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

Feb 04   In the year 1966 gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90  

Feb 05   BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1966.  

Feb 09   Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points on this day in history.  

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

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  

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

Feb 14   Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps in the year 1966.  

Feb 15   On this day in history camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies  

Feb 16   Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1966 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   Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR in the year 1966.  

Feb 20   In the year 1966 chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80  

Feb 21   Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 25   Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad in the year 1966.  

Feb 26   On this day in history 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   Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

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   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 07   In the year 1966 birth of carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr  

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

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

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

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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