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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born in the year 1966.  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

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   On this day in history 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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