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Historical Events In 1966

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 in the year 1966.  

Feb 10   In the year 1966 harmel government in Belgium resigns  

Feb 13   In the year 1966 elio Vittorini, writer, dies  

Feb 13   On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR  

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

Feb 15   In the year 1966 camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies  

Feb 16   In the year 1966 bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours  

Feb 16   End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK in the year 1966.  

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

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

Feb 17   On this day in history frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75  

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

Feb 21   Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   Aldo Moro forms Italian government on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government in the year 1966.  

Feb 23   In the year 1966 premier Obote grabs power in Uganda  

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

Feb 24   In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Feb 25   On this day in history syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad  

Feb 26   In the year 1966 minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71  

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

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

Jan 03   Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987) was born in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

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

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   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   In the year 1966 vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1966 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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 15   In the year 1966 betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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