Historical Events In 1966
Thursday, 02 July 2020
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) on this day in history.
Jul 19 In the year 1966 gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
Jul 20 On this day in history julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
Jul 21 On this day in history eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth in the year 1966.
Jul 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens in the year 1966.
Jul 23 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 in the year 1966.
Jul 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" on this day in history.
Jul 24 On this day in history montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45
Jul 24 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32 on this day in history.
Jul 25 Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40 in the year 1966.
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 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks in the year 1966.
Jul 30 On this day in history 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 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark in the year 1966.
Jul 31 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 in the year 1966.
Jul 31 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas in the year 1966.
Aug 01 On this day in history bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
Aug 01 In the year 1966 the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
Aug 02 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting on this day in history.
Aug 03 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 in the year 1966.
Aug 05 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies in the year 1966.
Aug 05 Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march in the year 1966.
Aug 06 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53 on this day in history.
Aug 08 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
Aug 08 On this day in history south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
Aug 09 On this day in history gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75
Aug 10 In the year 1966 daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
Aug 10 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 in the year 1966.
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 In the year 1966 in Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80.