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Historical Events For 1966

Friday, 02 December 2016

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island in the year 1966.  

Feb 06   In the year 1966 johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79  

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   In the year 1966 billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66  

Feb 10   Harmel government in Belgium resigns in the year 1966.  

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

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Feb 13   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

Feb 14   In the year 1966 australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps  

Feb 15   Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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   Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1966 birth of deana Carter, country singer  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1966.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

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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