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Historical Events Happened In 1966

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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   In the year 1966 anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens  

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

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   In the year 1966 christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   The Rolling Stones release "Aftermath" in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 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   Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history 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   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies in the year 1966.  

Jan 09   On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died on this day in history.  

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   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.