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Historical Events In 1966

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

Jan 16   On this day in history margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91  

Jan 16   In the year 1966 metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center  

Jan 17   A U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area on this day in history.  

Jan 17   B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago in the year 1966.  

Jan 17   USAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die in the year 1966.  

Jan 17   In the year 1966 vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50  

Jan 18   In the year 1966 indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India.  

Jan 18   Indira Gandhi, daughter of the late Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became prime minister of India on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85 in the year 1966.  

Jan 19   Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister in the year 1966.  

Jan 19   On this day in history neil Simon, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres  

Jan 19   In the year 1966 sir Robert Menzies retires after more than 16 years as Australia's prime minister.  

Jan 21   Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd in the year 1966.  

Jan 22   Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75 in the year 1966.  

Jan 27   In the year 1966 wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966  

Jan 29   "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances in the year 1966.  

Jan 29   Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Lawry &Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs England, Adelaide on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history snow storm in north east US kills 165  

Jan 29   In the year 1966 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming  

Jan 29   US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen on this day in history.  

Jan 30   In the year 1966 -19F (-28C), Corinth MS (state record)  

Jan 30   -27F (-33C), New Market AL (state record) in the year 1966.  

Jan 31   In the year 1966 belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers  

Jan 31   Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90 in the year 1966.  

Jan 31   On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 9 toward the Moon  

Feb 01   Buster Keaton, famous comic film star, dies at age 69 in the year 1966.  

Feb 01   In the year 1966 buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69  

Feb 03   First soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9 in the year 1966.  

Feb 03   In the year 1966 june Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65  

Feb 03   Soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9) in the year 1966.  

Feb 03   On this day in history the first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US)  

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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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

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

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