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Historical Events In 1966

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Feb 04   All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133 in the year 1966.  

Feb 04   Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 in the year 1966.  

Feb 05   In the year 1966 bBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island  

Feb 06   On this day in history johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79  

Feb 09   On this day in history dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points  

Feb 09   Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Feb 09   In the year 1966 the National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams  

Feb 10   Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   In the year 1966 harmel government in Belgium resigns  

Feb 13   Elio Vittorini, writer, dies in the year 1966.  

Feb 13   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1966.  

Feb 14   Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps in the year 1966.  

Feb 15   Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours in the year 1966.  

Feb 16   End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK on this day in history.  

Feb 16   France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria in the year 1966.  

Feb 16   Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 in the year 1966.  

Feb 18   On this day in history anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94  

Feb 20   In the year 1966 author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR  

Feb 20   In the year 1966 chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80  

Feb 21   On this day in history indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution  

Feb 22   On this day in history paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74  

Feb 22   On this day in history soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew  

Feb 23   On this day in history aldo Moro forms Italian government  

Feb 23   Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda in the year 1966.  

Feb 24   In the year 1966 coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana  

Feb 24   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1966.  

Feb 25   Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71 in the year 1966.  

Feb 27   In the year 1966 ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain  

Feb 27   Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR in the year 1966.  

Feb 27   Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1966 birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born in the year 1966.  

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

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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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