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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.  

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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   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   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died on this day in history.  

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   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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