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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Jun 27   Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies in the year 1966.  

Jun 27   In the year 1966 first sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premiers  

Jun 28   In the year 1966 the US breaks diplomatic links with Argentina after a military takeover  

Jun 29   Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Jun 29   In the year 1966 uS bombs fuel storage facilities near N Vietnamese cities  

Jun 30   On this day in history beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour  

Jul 01   In the year 1966 construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART  

Jul 01   Medicare goes into effect on this day in history.  

Jul 02   On this day in history billie Jean King wins her first of 6 Wimbeldon single titles  

Jul 03   In the year 1966 andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81  

Jul 03   Race riots in Omaha Nebraska in the year 1966.  

Jul 04   LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act in the year 1966.  

Jul 05   National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting in the year 1966.  

Jul 05   NYC transit fare rises from 15. to 20 on this day in history.  

Jul 05   Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy on this day in history.  

Jul 06   In the year 1966 anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50  

Jul 07   In the year 1966 carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65  

Jul 10   In the year 1966 orbiter 1 launched to Moon  

Jul 11   On this day in history delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52  

Jul 12   In the year 1966 26.70 cm (10.51") of rainfall, Sandusky, Ohio (state record)  

Jul 12   D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96 on this day in history.  

Jul 12   On this day in history most rain fell in 1 day in Ohio, 10.5" in Sandusky  

Jul 12   Race riot in Chicago on this day in history.  

Jul 13   On this day in history richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago  

Jul 14   In the year 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, eight student nurses were killed in what was called the"crime of the century." Gloria Davy, Patricia Matusek, Nina Schmale, Pamela Wilkening, Suzanne Farris, Mary Ann Jordan, Merlita Gargullo, and Valentina Paison--all nursing students at the South Chicago Community Hospital--were strangled or stabbed to death by Richard Spec  

Jul 14   On this day in history richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory  

Jul 16   On this day in history "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs  

Jul 17   On this day in history august Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71  

Jul 17   Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3) in the year 1966.  

Jul 17   In the year 1966 pioneer 7 launched  

Jul 18   Bobby Fuller rocker (I Fought the Law), found dead in the year 1966.  

Jul 18   On this day in history bobby Fuller, rocker (I Fought the Law), found dead at 22  

Jul 18   Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old on this day in history.  

Jul 18   Gemini 10 launched 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 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born in the year 1966.  

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

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