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Historical Events In 1966

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Mar 27   Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia in the year 1966.  

Mar 27   On this day in history canada launches 158 kg. instrument package into upper atmosphere; to study aurora borealis; first all-Canadian space project, using Black Brant rocket.  

Mar 27   In the year 1966 mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82  

Mar 29   "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs in the year 1966.  

Mar 29   On this day in history dow Brewery destroys 4,546,000 litres of beer after 16 people die in Quebec City area; 1 million gallons go down the drain.  

Mar 29   Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Mar 29   In the year 1966 muhammad Ali beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title  

Mar 30   On this day in history barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS  

Mar 30   Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Mar 31   On this day in history 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in New York NY  

Mar 31   Labour Party wins British parliamentary election on this day in history.  

Mar 31   USSR launches Luna 10, first lunar orbiter on this day in history.  

Apr 01   Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89 in the year 1966.  

Apr 01   The command, US Naval Forces Vietnam established in the year 1966.  

Apr 02   Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Death of Cecil Scott Forester, author of the Captain Hornblower novels, and The African Queen on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1966 leading Liberal Andrew Peacock enters Australian federal parliament, winning Sir Robert Menzies' old seat of Kooyong in a by-election;  

Apr 02   In the year 1966 soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon  

Apr 02   Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes first spacecraft to orbit Moon on this day in history.  

Apr 02   In the year 1966 soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes spacecraft to orbit Moon  

Apr 03   In the year 1966 luna 10 orbits Moon  

Apr 03   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open on this day in history.  

Apr 03   On this day in history russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73  

Apr 03   In the year 1966 tom Seaver, signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus  

Apr 04   In the year 1966 canada starts five-year, $350,000 project to help increase wheat production in Kenya; an environmental fiasco.  

Apr 04   In the year 1966 pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland  

Apr 04   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

Apr 05   In the year 1966 sven Fleuron, writer, dies at 91  

Apr 05   In the year 1966 wTVX TV channel 34 in Fort Pierce-Vero Beach FL (IND) 1st broadcast  

Apr 06   On this day in history julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73  

Apr 06   Lester Bowles L. B. Pearson 1897-1972 announces plans to promote bilingualism in the public service. (very expensive) in the year 1966.  

Apr 06   Mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka &India in the year 1966.  

Apr 07   On this day in history uS recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)  

Apr 07   In the year 1966 uS recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor finally  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of deana Carter, country singer  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 in the year 1966.  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1966.  

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

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