Historical Events In 1966
Thursday, 06 May 2021
Feb 04 On this day in history all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
Feb 04 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 on this day in history.
Feb 05 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island in the year 1966.
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 in the year 1966.
Feb 09 The National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams in the year 1966.
Feb 10 In the year 1966 billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
Feb 10 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Feb 14 Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps in the year 1966.
Feb 15 In the year 1966 camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
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 in the year 1966.
Feb 16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on this day in history.
Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81 in the year 1966.
Feb 17 Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Feb 18 On this day in history anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
Feb 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR on this day in history.
Feb 20 On this day in history chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80
Feb 21 In the year 1966 indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution
Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Feb 22 In the year 1966 soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew
Feb 23 In the year 1966 aldo Moro forms Italian government
Feb 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government in the year 1966.
Feb 23 On this day in history premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
Feb 24 On this day in history coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
Feb 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Feb 25 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad in the year 1966.
Feb 26 Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71 on this day in history.
Feb 27 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain in the year 1966.
Feb 27 In the year 1966 ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR
Feb 27 In the year 1966 ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US