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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Saturday, 23 May 2015

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

Apr 08   George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 in the year 1966.  

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

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

Apr 09   In the year 1966 oAO 1, the first orbiting astronomical observatory, launched  

Apr 09   On this day in history sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57  

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

Apr 10   River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam in the year 1966.  

Apr 12   In the year 1966 rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck  

Apr 12   Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed in the year 1966.  

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

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

Apr 15   In the year 1966 joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81  

Apr 15   The Rolling Stones release "Aftermath" on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1966 emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica  

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

Apr 25   Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70 in the year 1966.  

Apr 26   In the year 1966 arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach  

Apr 28   In the year 1966 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3  

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

Apr 29   Eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

May 01   In the year 1966 last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)  

May 01   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational in the year 1966.  

May 01   Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting on this day in history.  

May 01   US troops shooting targets in Cambodia on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)  

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

May 04   In the year 1966 juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69  

May 04   In the year 1966 soviet Government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR  

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Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25