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Historical Events In 1966

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Nov 15   In the year 1966 gemini XII returns to Earth  

Nov 16   Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury in the year 1966.  

Nov 17   On this day in history leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)  

Nov 18   Bela Tardos, composer, dies at 56 in the year 1966.  

Nov 19   On this day in history mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ  

Nov 21   In the year 1966 dutch govt of Zijlstra forms  

Nov 22   32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB) in the year 1966.  

Nov 22   Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles, dies in the year 1966.  

Nov 24   On this day in history 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)  

Nov 24   On this day in history 400 die of respiratory failure &heart attack in killer NYC smog  

Nov 25   Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year in the year 1966.  

Nov 26   In the year 1966 first major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France  

Nov 26   In the year 1966 harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35  

Nov 26   On this day in history the first major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France  

Nov 27   In the year 1966 in highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41  

Nov 28   In the year 1966 coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared  

Nov 28   In the year 1966 vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63  

Nov 30   On this day in history barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)  

Nov 30   Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, MD to Boulder, CO on this day in history.  

Dec 02   On this day in history love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East  

Dec 02   Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85 on this day in history.  

Dec 05   Sylveer Maes, Belgian bicylist, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Dec 06   Hermann Heiss, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1966.  

Dec 07   In the year 1966 a fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.  

Dec 08   In the year 1966 sinead O’Connor singer was born  

Dec 08   Sinead O’Connor singer:was born on this day in history.  

Dec 09   Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1966.  

Dec 10   On this day in history boris Koutzen, composer, dies at 65  

Dec 10   Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature on this day in history.  

Dec 13   In the year 1966 1st US bombing of Hanoi  

Dec 13   Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer in the year 1966.  

Dec 14   On this day in history emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91  

Dec 15   In the year 1966 audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus  

Dec 15   On this day in history one of the greatest names in children’s television and movie production died on this day. Walt (Walter Elias) Disney died in Burbank, California. Mr. Disney was 65 years old.  

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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   On this day in history birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

Jan 09   On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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

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