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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Jun 27   Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies on this day in history.  

Jun 27   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jun 29   US bombs fuel storage facilities near N Vietnamese cities on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history medicare goes into effect  

Jul 02   Billie Jean King wins her first of 6 Wimbeldon single titles on this day in history.  

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

Jul 03   In the year 1966 race riots in Omaha Nebraska  

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

Jul 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jul 06   On this day in history anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50  

Jul 07   On this day in history carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65  

Jul 10   In the year 1966 orbiter 1 launched to Moon  

Jul 11   Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jul 13   In the year 1966 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   Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory in the year 1966.  

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

Jul 17   In the year 1966 august Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71  

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

Jul 17   Pioneer 7 launched in the year 1966.  

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

Jul 18   Bobby Fuller, rocker (I Fought the Law), found dead at 22 on this day in history.  

Jul 18   Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old in the year 1966.  

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   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   In the year 1966 birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of deana Carter, country singer  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born on this day in history.  

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 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   In the year 1966 haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   In the year 1966 death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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 on this day in history.  

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