Historical Events In 1966
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Jul 18 In the year 1966 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).
Jul 19 On this day in history gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
Jul 20 Julien Carette, dies of burns at 68 on this day in history.
Jul 21 On this day in history eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth on this day in history.
Jul 23 On this day in history 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 Montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45 in the year 1966.
Jul 24 On this day in history tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
Jul 25 Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40 on this day in history.
Jul 25 On this day in history supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
Jul 29 On this day in history pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
Jul 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.
Jul 30 Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94 on this day in history.
Jul 30 In the year 1966 england beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
Jul 31 On this day in history 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 In the year 1966 charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
Aug 01 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies in the year 1966.
Aug 01 On this day in history the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
Aug 02 In the year 1966 radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
Aug 03 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 06 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53 in the year 1966.
Aug 08 On this day in history pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
Aug 08 In the year 1966 south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
Aug 09 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
Aug 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again in the year 1966.
Aug 10 In the year 1966 felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
Aug 10 In the year 1966 first lunar orbiter launched by US
Aug 10 In the year 1966 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 In Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80 on this day in history.