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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Apr 08   AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner on this day in history.  

Apr 08   George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Apr 09   Anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens on this day in history.  

Apr 09   On this day in history anaheim Stadium for the Calif Angels opens  

Apr 09   OAO 1, the first orbiting astronomical observatory, launched in the year 1966.  

Apr 09   Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57 in the year 1966.  

Apr 10   Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Apr 10   On this day in history river Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam  

Apr 12   Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck on this day in history.  

Apr 12   In the year 1966 sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed  

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Apr 13   Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s on this day in history.  

Apr 13   Soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service on this day in history.  

Apr 15   Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81 on this day in history.  

Apr 15   In the year 1966 the Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"  

Apr 16   Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain on this day in history.  

Apr 17   100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) in the year 1966.  

Apr 18   On this day in history bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)  

Apr 19   On this day in history roberta Bignay becomes the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon  

Apr 21   On this day in history emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica  

Apr 22   Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4 in the year 1966.  

Apr 25   On this day in history maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70  

Apr 26   Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach in the year 1966.  

Apr 28   20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1966 ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77  

Apr 29   In the year 1966 eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85  

Apr 30   Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident on this day in history.  

May 01   Last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley) on this day in history.  

May 01   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting  

May 01   US troops shooting targets in Cambodia in the year 1966.  

May 02   Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days) in the year 1966.  

May 03   On this day in history wylie Watson, dies at 77  

May 04   Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

May 04   Soviet Government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR in the year 1966.  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1966 birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

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

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   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 15   In the year 1966 betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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