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Historical Events In 1966

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Dec 15   Walt Disney, animator, dies at 65, put in suspended animation in the year 1966.  

Dec 16   On this day in history beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in the UK  

Dec 17   On this day in history gustaf Paulson, composer, dies at 68  

Dec 18   Dr Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico on this day in history.  

Dec 19   In the year 1966 ehm Welk, writer, dies at 82  

Dec 21   USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Hv Doderer, writer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Dec 24   "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 perfs in the year 1966.  

Dec 24   Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Dec 24   Luna 13 lands on Moon on this day in history.  

Dec 24   USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   In the year 1966 ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88  

Dec 27   "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 perfs in the year 1966.  

Dec 28   13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass) in the year 1966.  

Dec 30   On this day in history christian A Herter, US Min of Foreign affairs (1959-61), dies at 71  

Dec 31   On this day in history chief Nipo Strongheart, Native Amer actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75  

Dec 31   Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 10   In the year 1966 death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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