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Historical Events In 1966

Friday, 19 August 2022

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   In the year 1966 first US lunar orbiter begins orbiting the Moon  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 17   On this day in history pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit  

Aug 18   Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1966 first ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent  

Aug 18   Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80 in the year 1966.  

Aug 18   In the year 1966 the 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins  

Aug 21   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open on this day in history.  

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

Aug 23   In the year 1966 francis Xavier Bushman, actor (Ben-Hur), dies at 83  

Aug 23   On this day in history lunar Orbiter 1 takes first photograph of Earth from Moon  

Aug 24   USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

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   Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Sep 03   On this day in history 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry  

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

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

Sep 06   Race riot in Atlanta Georgia in the year 1966.  

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

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

Sep 08   Star Trek makes its debut on NBC-TV on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 07   In the year 1966 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   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   In the year 1966 haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died in the year 1966.  

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.  

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