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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Saturday, 06 February 2016

Apr 08   AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner in the year 1966.  

Apr 08   In the year 1966 george Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79  

Apr 09   Anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens in the year 1966.  

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

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   On this day in history christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71  

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

Apr 12   On this day in history rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck  

Apr 12   Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed on this day in history.  

Apr 13   Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s in the year 1966.  

Apr 13   In the year 1966 soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.  

Apr 15   Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81 in the year 1966.  

Apr 15   On this day in history the Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"  

Apr 16   Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain in the year 1966.  

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

Apr 18   Bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 21   Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica on this day in history.  

Apr 22   On this day in history atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4  

Apr 25   In the year 1966 maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70  

Apr 26   Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach on this day in history.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77  

Apr 29   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

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

May 01   In the year 1966 mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational  

May 01   Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting in the year 1966.  

May 01   On this day in history uS troops shooting targets in Cambodia  

May 02   In the year 1966 pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)  

May 03   Wylie Watson, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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   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   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   In the year 1966 vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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

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