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Historical Events In 1966

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Oct 17   Soledad Jiminez, Spanish actor (Phantom ofthe Range), dies at 91 in the year 1966.  

Oct 18   "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances in the year 1966.  

Oct 18   Bill Nestell, US actor (Dangerous Venture), dies of heart attack at 73 on this day in history.  

Oct 19   On this day in history elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies  

Oct 21   In the year 1966 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales  

Oct 21   On this day in history 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfs a school in S Wales  

Oct 21   Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95 in the year 1966.  

Oct 22   On this day in history hewlett Johnson, Red Deacon of Canterbury, dies  

Oct 22   USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon in the year 1966.  

Oct 23   Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88 in the year 1966.  

Oct 25   In the year 1966 operation Sea Dragon logistics interdiction began.  

Oct 26   The first Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2 on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Nigel Haig, cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour on this day in history.  

Oct 29   National Organization of Women founded on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history the National Organization for Women is founded.  

Oct 29   On this day in history [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Manner Kater), dies at 83  

Nov 01   William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km on this day in history.  

Nov 02   Mississippi John Hurt, rocker, dies at 73 in the year 1966.  

Nov 04   Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works in the year 1966.  

Nov 07   In the year 1966 lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US  

Nov 08   On this day in history bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75  

Nov 08   In the year 1966 edward W Brooke (Rep-R-MA) becomes first black elected to Senate  

Nov 08   Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Movie star Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California on this day in history.  

Nov 08   In the year 1966 president Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger  

Nov 10   Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier on this day in history.  

Nov 11   Gemini 12 launched on 4-day flight in the year 1966.  

Nov 12   Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ on this day in history.  

Nov 12   High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame on this day in history.  

Nov 12   In the year 1966 quincy Porter, US composer, dies at 69  

Nov 13   On this day in history sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open  

Nov 14   In the year 1966 muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title  

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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   On this day in history birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born in the year 1966.  

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

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