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Historical Events In 1966

Sunday, 17 January 2021

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

Jan 16   Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91 in the year 1966.  

Jan 16   On this day in history metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center  

Jan 17   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history uSAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die  

Jan 17   Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 21   Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd on this day in history.  

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

Jan 27   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   In the year 1966 josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84  

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

Jan 29   Snow storm in north east US kills 165 in the year 1966.  

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 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) on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers in the year 1966.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

Feb 03   In the year 1966 first soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9  

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

Feb 03   On this day in history soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9)  

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   In the year 1966 birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of deana Carter, country singer  

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   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   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1966 haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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