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Historical Events In 1966

Monday, 28 September 2020

Jul 18   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 julien Carette, dies of burns at 68  

Jul 21   On this day in history eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83  

Jul 21   On this day in history gemini X returns to Earth  

Jul 23   Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 24   On this day in history tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32  

Jul 25   In the year 1966 frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40  

Jul 25   Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love" on this day in history.  

Jul 29   In the year 1966 pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44  

Jul 30   In the year 1966 beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  

Jul 30   On this day in history edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94  

Jul 30   On this day in history england beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London  

Jul 31   In the year 1966 alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark  

Jul 31   Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39  

Aug 05   On this day in history austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies  

Aug 05   On this day in history martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march  

Aug 06   Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53 in the year 1966.  

Aug 08   Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Aug 08   In the year 1966 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 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 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 in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

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

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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