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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.  

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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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1966 vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  

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   On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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