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Historical Events In 1966

Sunday, 28 February 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   On this day in history 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   Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour in the year 1966.  

Jul 01   Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART on this day in history.  

Jul 01   Medicare goes into effect in the year 1966.  

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

Jul 03   On this day in history andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81  

Jul 03   On this day in history race riots in Omaha Nebraska  

Jul 04   In the year 1966 lBJ signs Freedom of Information Act  

Jul 05   In the year 1966 national Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting  

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

Jul 05   Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy in the year 1966.  

Jul 06   Anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50 in the year 1966.  

Jul 07   Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65 in the year 1966.  

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   26.70 cm (10.51") of rainfall, Sandusky, Ohio (state record) in the year 1966.  

Jul 12   In the year 1966 d T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96  

Jul 12   In the year 1966 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 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 in the year 1966.  

Jul 14   In the year 1966 richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory  

Jul 16   "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs in the year 1966.  

Jul 17   August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71 in the year 1966.  

Jul 17   On this day in history jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)  

Jul 17   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old  

Jul 18   In the year 1966 gemini 10 launched  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   On this day in history 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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