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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Thursday, 02 April 2015

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

Feb 04   On this day in history gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90  

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

Feb 06   Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   On this day in history dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points  

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

Feb 09   The National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 in the year 1966.  

Feb 10   In the year 1966 harmel government in Belgium resigns  

Feb 13   In the year 1966 elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

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

Feb 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1966 aldo Moro forms Italian government  

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   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   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   Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US  

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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 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   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   On this day in history birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of deana Carter, country singer  

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   In the year 1966 rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   In the year 1966 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   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.