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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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 in the year 1966.  

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

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

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

Apr 09   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 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   Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed on this day in history.  

Apr 13   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

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

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   On this day in history 100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)  

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   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 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   Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77 in the year 1966.  

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

Apr 30   In the year 1966 richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident  

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

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

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

May 04   On this day in history juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69  

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   In the year 1966 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   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born in the year 1966.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 in the year 1966.  

Jan 05   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1966 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   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.  

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