Historical Events In 1966
Saturday, 21 April 2018
Feb 04 On this day in history all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
Feb 04 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 in the year 1966.
Feb 05 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island on this day in history.
Feb 06 In the year 1966 johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
Feb 09 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points in the year 1966.
Feb 09 In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.
Feb 10 Harmel government in Belgium resigns on this day in history.
Feb 13 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1966 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 14 In the year 1966 australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps
Feb 15 On this day in history camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
Feb 16 In the year 1966 bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours
Feb 16 On this day in history end of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK
Feb 16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on this day in history.
Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81 on this day in history.
Feb 17 Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 in the year 1966.
Feb 18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94 in the year 1966.
Feb 20 In the year 1966 author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
Feb 20 Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 in the year 1966.
Feb 21 Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on this day in history.
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 in the year 1966.
Feb 23 In the year 1966 aldo Moro forms Italian government
Feb 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government in the year 1966.
Feb 23 On this day in history premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
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 On this day in history 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 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR in the year 1966.
Feb 27 In the year 1966 ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US