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Historical Events In 1966

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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   Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Mar 29   On this day in history "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs  

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   In the year 1966 harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50  

Mar 29   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 labour Party wins British parliamentary election  

Mar 31   On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 10, first lunar orbiter  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

Apr 02   In the year 1966 death of Cecil Scott Forester, author of the Captain Hornblower novels, and The African Queen.  

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   Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon in the year 1966.  

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

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

Apr 03   In the year 1966 luna 10 orbits Moon  

Apr 03   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 04   In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

Apr 05   Sven Fleuron, writer, dies at 91 in the year 1966.  

Apr 05   On this day in history wTVX TV channel 34 in Fort Pierce-Vero Beach FL (IND) 1st broadcast  

Apr 06   In the year 1966 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) on this day in history.  

Apr 06   In the year 1966 mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka &India  

Apr 07   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history 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   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 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   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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies on this day in history.  

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

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