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Historical Events In 1966

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

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

Jan 16   In the year 1966 margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91  

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

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

Jan 17   In the year 1966 b-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die  

Jan 17   On this day in history martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago  

Jan 17   USAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 18   On this day in history kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85  

Jan 19   Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 21   On this day in history beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd  

Jan 22   On this day in history herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75  

Jan 27   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history lawry &Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs England, Adelaide  

Jan 29   In the year 1966 snow storm in north east US kills 165  

Jan 29   US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen  

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

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   On this day in history elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90  

Jan 31   USSR launches Luna 9 toward the Moon in the year 1966.  

Feb 01   Buster Keaton, famous comic film star, dies at age 69 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69 in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 03   On this day in history june Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65  

Feb 03   In the year 1966 soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9)  

Feb 03   The first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US) in the year 1966.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

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   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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

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