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Historical Events In 1966

Monday, 08 August 2022

Mar 27   Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia on this day in history.  

Mar 27   In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 29   Dow Brewery destroys 4,546,000 litres of beer after 16 people die in Quebec City area; 1 million gallons go down the drain in the year 1966.  

Mar 29   Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50 in the year 1966.  

Mar 29   On this day in history muhammad Ali beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title  

Mar 30   Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS in the year 1966.  

Mar 30   On this day in history erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72  

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 in the year 1966.  

Apr 01   Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

Apr 01   The command, US Naval Forces Vietnam established on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

Apr 02   Leading Liberal Andrew Peacock enters Australian federal parliament, winning Sir Robert Menzies' old seat of Kooyong in a by-election; on this day in history.  

Apr 02   On this day in history soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon  

Apr 02   On this day in history soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes first spacecraft to orbit Moon  

Apr 02   Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes spacecraft to orbit Moon in the year 1966.  

Apr 03   Luna 10 orbits Moon in the year 1966.  

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

Apr 03   Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73 in the year 1966.  

Apr 03   Tom Seaver, signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus on this day in history.  

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

Apr 04   Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland on this day in history.  

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

Apr 05   On this day in history sven Fleuron, writer, dies at 91  

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

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   In the year 1966 mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka &India  

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

Apr 07   US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor finally 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 in the year 1966.  

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

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

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  

Jan 05   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

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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