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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Jun 27   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

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

Jun 29   US bombs fuel storage facilities near N Vietnamese cities in the year 1966.  

Jun 30   Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour on this day in history.  

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

Jul 01   Medicare goes into effect in the year 1966.  

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

Jul 03   Andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jul 03   In the year 1966 race riots in Omaha Nebraska  

Jul 04   LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act on this day in history.  

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

Jul 07   Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65 on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history 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   Most rain fell in 1 day in Ohio, 10.5" in Sandusky on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 14   On this day in history 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   On this day in history august Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71  

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

Jul 17   In the year 1966 pioneer 7 launched  

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

Jul 18   In the year 1966 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   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   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1966.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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