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Historical Events In 1966

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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

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

Jan 16   Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center on this day in history.  

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   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 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   On this day in history indira Gandhi, daughter of the late Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became prime minister of India.  

Jan 18   In the year 1966 kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85  

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

Jan 19   In the year 1966 neil Simon, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres  

Jan 19   Sir Robert Menzies retires after more than 16 years as Australia's prime minister on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 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   US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 30   On this day in history -27F (-33C), New Market AL (state record)  

Jan 31   Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

Jan 31   USSR launches Luna 9 toward the Moon on this day in history.  

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

Feb 01   Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Feb 03   First soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9 on this day in history.  

Feb 03   June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65 in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 03   In the year 1966 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   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   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   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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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