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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Nov 15   In the year 1966 gemini XII returns to Earth  

Nov 16   On this day in history dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury  

Nov 17   Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour) in the year 1966.  

Nov 18   Bela Tardos, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ on this day in history.  

Nov 21   Dutch govt of Zijlstra forms in the year 1966.  

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

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

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

Nov 24   400 die of respiratory failure &heart attack in killer NYC smog in the year 1966.  

Nov 25   Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year on this day in history.  

Nov 26   First major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France in the year 1966.  

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

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

Dec 02   Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East in the year 1966.  

Dec 02   In the year 1966 luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85  

Dec 05   In the year 1966 sylveer Maes, Belgian bicylist, dies at 57  

Dec 06   Hermann Heiss, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 08   On this day in history sinead O’Connor singer:was born  

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   In the year 1966 israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature  

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   Emma Dunn, actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus  

Dec 15   In the year 1966 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

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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