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Historical Events For 1966

Saturday, 27 May 2017

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 09   In the year 1966 anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens  

Apr 09   In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 12   On this day in history sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed  

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Apr 13   In the year 1966 pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s  

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   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   On this day in history rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain  

Apr 17   100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 19   Roberta Bignay becomes the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon on this day in history.  

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   Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 28   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 uS troops shooting targets in Cambodia  

May 02   Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days) on this day in history.  

May 03   In the year 1966 wylie Watson, dies at 77  

May 04   Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1966.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

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   In the year 1966 birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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 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 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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