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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Feb 04   All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133 in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1966 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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 10   On this day in history 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.  

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

Feb 14   Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 17   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 24   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Feb 25   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain  

Feb 27   In the year 1966 ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR  

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

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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   In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 11   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.