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Historical Events In 1966

Monday, 21 September 2020

Feb 04   On this day in history all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133  

Feb 04   On this day in history gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90  

Feb 05   On this day in history bBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island  

Feb 06   Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1966.  

Feb 09   Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points in the year 1966.  

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

Feb 09   On this day in history the National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams  

Feb 10   On this day in history billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66  

Feb 10   In the year 1966 harmel government in Belgium resigns  

Feb 13   On this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

Feb 13   USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

Feb 14   On this day in history australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps  

Feb 15   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   On this day in history france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria  

Feb 16   In the year 1966 hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81  

Feb 17   Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   In the year 1966 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   Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80 in the year 1966.  

Feb 21   In the year 1966 indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution  

Feb 22   Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 25   Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad in the year 1966.  

Feb 26   On this day in history minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71  

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

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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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