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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Mar 27   In the year 1966 anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia  

Mar 27   Canada launches 158 kg. instrument package into upper atmosphere; to study aurora borealis; first all-Canadian space project, using Black Brant rocket in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 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 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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 31   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89  

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   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open  

Apr 03   Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1966.  

Apr 05   Sven Fleuron, writer, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Apr 07   US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!) in the year 1966.  

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

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born in the year 1966.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1966 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   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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