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Historical Events In 1966

Friday, 14 May 2021

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) in the year 1966.  

Jul 19   In the year 1966 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   Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jul 21   Gemini X returns to Earth in the year 1966.  

Jul 23   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45  

Jul 24   In the year 1966 tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32  

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

Jul 25   On this day in history supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"  

Jul 29   Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1966.  

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

Jul 30   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 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   Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies  

Aug 01   On this day in history the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.  

Aug 02   On this day in history radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting  

Aug 03   Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

Aug 08   On this day in history pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63  

Aug 08   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 10   Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 birth of deana Carter, country singer  

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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

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 in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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

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