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Historical Events In 1966

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

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   Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Venera 3 becomes first man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus) in the year 1966.  

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

Mar 03   Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée on this day in history.  

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

Mar 03   In the year 1966 twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after first sighting, 57 die  

Mar 04   Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die in the year 1966.  

Mar 04   In the year 1966 canadian Pacific DC-8 explodes on landing at Tokyo, killing 64 people, including 18 Canadians  

Mar 04   Demonstrators protest Vietnam war on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on this day in history.  

Mar 04   In the year 1966 janis Medins, composer, dies at 75  

Mar 04   On this day in history john Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"  

Mar 04   On this day in history north Sea Gas was first pumped ashore by BP  

Mar 04   In the year 1966 studebaker of Canada stops car production finally  

Mar 05   In the year 1966 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   Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks) on this day in history.  

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   Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1 in the year 1966.  

Mar 07   On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

Mar 09   Andrew Brimmer becomes first black Governor of Federal Reserve Board in the year 1966.  

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   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born in the year 1966.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

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   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 in the year 1966.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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

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