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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Aug 11   On this day in history indonesian Malaysian peace agreement signed in Djakarta  

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

Aug 14   First US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history jack Mather, actor (Cisco Kid), dies of heart attack at 58  

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   Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam on this day in history.  

Aug 18   First ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80  

Aug 18   The 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open in the year 1966.  

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

Aug 23   On this day in history francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

Aug 23   Lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon in the year 1966.  

Aug 24   USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon in the year 1966.  

Aug 26   Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67 in the year 1966.  

Aug 26   Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs in the year 1966.  

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

Aug 27   Francis Chichester begins the first solo sail around the world in the year 1966.  

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

Aug 29   Beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF) in the year 1966.  

Aug 29   The Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park in the year 1966.  

Aug 31   In the year 1966 kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75  

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

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

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

Sep 06   Race riot in Atlanta Georgia on this day in history.  

Sep 07   On this day in history al Kelly, double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67  

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

Sep 07   On this day in history the final episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show is aired on CBS-TV.  

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

Sep 08   In the year 1966 star Trek makes its debut on NBC-TV.  

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

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

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

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 in the year 1966.  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   In the year 1966 betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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