Historical Events In 1966
Friday, 14 May 2021
Jul 18 Launch of Gemini 10 with LCDR John W. Young, USN as Command Pilot. Mission involved 43 orbits at an altitude of 412.2 nautical miles and lasted 2 days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes. Recovery was by HS-3 helicopter from USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) in the year 1966.
Jul 19 In the year 1966 gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
Jul 20 In the year 1966 julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
Jul 21 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83 on this day in history.
Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth in the year 1966.
Jul 23 In the year 1966 cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
Jul 23 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Jul 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" in the year 1966.
Jul 24 On this day in history montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45
Jul 24 In the year 1966 tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
Jul 25 In the year 1966 frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40
Jul 25 On this day in history supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
Jul 29 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1966.
Jul 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks in the year 1966.
Jul 30 In the year 1966 edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
Jul 30 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London on this day in history.
Jul 31 In the year 1966 alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
Jul 31 In the year 1966 alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
Jul 31 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on this day in history.
Aug 01 On this day in history bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
Aug 01 On this day in history the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
Aug 02 On this day in history radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
Aug 03 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 on this day in history.
Aug 05 In the year 1966 austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
Aug 05 Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march in the year 1966.
Aug 06 In the year 1966 paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
Aug 08 On this day in history pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
Aug 08 On this day in history south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
Aug 09 In the year 1966 gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
Aug 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again on this day in history.
Aug 10 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Aug 10 First lunar orbiter launched by US on this day in history.
Aug 10 On this day in history in daylight, a meteor flashes across the sky from Utah to Canada; only known case of a meteor skipping through the Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again.
Aug 10 On this day in history in Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80.