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Historical Events In 1966

Friday, 04 December 2020

Aug 11   Indonesian Malaysian peace agreement signed in Djakarta on this day in history.  

Aug 11   Last Beatle concert tour of the US begins on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history first US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon  

Aug 14   On this day in history s J "Tip" Snooke, S Afr cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies  

Aug 15   Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Aug 16   Jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58 in the year 1966.  

Aug 17   Archibald Palm, cricketer (Test S Africa v England 1927-28), dies in the year 1966.  

Aug 17   Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1966 battle of Long Tan, Vietnam  

Aug 18   On this day in history first ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent  

Aug 18   Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history the 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins  

Aug 21   In the year 1966 mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open  

Aug 22   Apolinary Szeluto, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Aug 23   Francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon on this day in history.  

Aug 24   On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon  

Aug 26   On this day in history art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67  

Aug 26   In the year 1966 balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs  

Aug 27   Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world on this day in history.  

Aug 27   On this day in history francis Chichester begins the first solo sail around the world  

Aug 27   Race riot in Waukegan Illinois on this day in history.  

Aug 29   On this day in history beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF)  

Aug 29   The Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75 in the year 1966.  

Sep 03   24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry in the year 1966.  

Sep 06   "Star Trek" premiers on NBC TV on this day in history.  

Sep 06   On this day in history hendrik F Verwoerd, South African PM (1958-66), assassinated at 64  

Sep 06   On this day in history race riot in Atlanta Georgia  

Sep 07   Al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67 in the year 1966.  

Sep 07   KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting in the year 1966.  

Sep 07   The final episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show is aired on CBS-TV in the year 1966.  

Sep 08   On this day in history "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premiers on ABC-TV  

Sep 08   Star Trek makes its debut on NBC-TV in the year 1966.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1966 birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

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   On this day in history birth of deana Carter, country singer  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born in the year 1966.  

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   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.  

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

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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