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Historical Events In 1966

Friday, 18 September 2020

Feb 27   Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer Austria on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81 in the year 1966.  

Feb 28   On this day in history cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes  

Feb 28   In the year 1966 charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet  

Mar 01   In the year 1966 ba'ath-party takes power in Syria  

Mar 01   First ever (crash) landing on Venus took place by the soviet probe Venus 3 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history venera 3 becomes first man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)  

Mar 02   215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam in the year 1966.  

Mar 03   On this day in history alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52  

Mar 03   James Goldman's "Lion in Winter", premieres in New York NY in the year 1966.  

Mar 03   On this day in history kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée  

Mar 03   In the year 1966 rock group Buffalo Springfield forms (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)  

Mar 03   Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after first sighting, 57 die on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Canadian Pacific DC-8 explodes on landing at Tokyo, killing 64 people, including 18 Canadians on this day in history.  

Mar 04   In the year 1966 demonstrators protest Vietnam war on Parliament Hill in Ottawa  

Mar 04   Janis Medins, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1966.  

Mar 04   John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" in the year 1966.  

Mar 04   In the year 1966 north Sea Gas was first pumped ashore by BP  

Mar 04   On this day in history studebaker of Canada stops car production finally  

Mar 05   On this day in history 75 MPH air currents cause BOAC 707 crash above Mount Fuji, 124 die  

Mar 05   Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76 in the year 1966.  

Mar 05   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Mar 06   In the year 1966 barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)  

Mar 06   In the year 1966 richard Hageman, composer, dies at 83  

Mar 07   Department of Navy reorganized into present structure under CNO in the year 1966.  

Mar 07   In Northeastern China a 6..75 earthquake damaged thirty communes by the first shock indicating that about 300,000 Chinese were affected in the densely populated city of Singtai on this day in history.  

Mar 07   On this day in history mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1  

Mar 07   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Mar 08   In the year 1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances  

Mar 08   An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin in the year 1966.  

Mar 08   In the year 1966 casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame  

Mar 09   In the year 1966 andrew Brimmer becomes first black Governor of Federal Reserve Board  

Mar 10   5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.  

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