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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Feb 27   In the year 1966 men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer Austria  

Feb 27   On this day in history minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81  

Feb 28   In the year 1966 cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes  

Feb 28   On this day in history charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet  

Mar 01   Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria on this day in history.  

Mar 01   First ever (crash) landing on Venus took place by the soviet probe Venus 3 in the year 1966.  

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

Mar 02   On this day in history 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam  

Mar 03   Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Mar 03   On this day in history james Goldman's "Lion in Winter", premieres in New York NY  

Mar 03   In the year 1966 kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée  

Mar 03   Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al) in the year 1966.  

Mar 03   Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after first sighting, 57 die in the year 1966.  

Mar 04   In the year 1966 canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die  

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

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

Mar 04   On this day in history janis Medins, composer, dies at 75  

Mar 04   John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 05   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks) in the year 1966.  

Mar 06   Richard Hageman, composer, dies at 83 in the year 1966.  

Mar 07   On this day in history department of Navy reorganized into present structure under CNO  

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 in the year 1966.  

Mar 07   In the year 1966 mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1  

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

Mar 08   "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances on this day in history.  

Mar 08   An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin on this day in history.  

Mar 08   Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Andrew Brimmer becomes first black Governor of Federal Reserve Board on this day in history.  

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

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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   In the year 1966 birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

Jan 03   Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1966 birth of deana Carter, country singer  

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

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 in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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