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Historical Events In 1966

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Jun 27   In the year 1966 arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies  

Jun 27   First sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premiers on this day in history.  

Jun 28   The US breaks diplomatic links with Argentina after a military takeover on this day in history.  

Jun 29   In the year 1966 arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82  

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

Jun 30   In the year 1966 beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history nYC transit fare rises from 15. to 20.  

Jul 05   In the year 1966 saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy  

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

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

Jul 10   On this day in history orbiter 1 launched to Moon  

Jul 11   In the year 1966 delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52  

Jul 12   On this day in history 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   Most rain fell in 1 day in Ohio, 10.5" in Sandusky on this day in history.  

Jul 12   On this day in history race riot in Chicago  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 14   Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)  

Jul 17   Pioneer 7 launched in the year 1966.  

Jul 18   In the year 1966 bobby Fuller rocker (I Fought the Law), found dead  

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   On this day in history gemini 10 launched  

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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   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   In the year 1966 birth of deana Carter, country singer  

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   On this day in history rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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