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Historical Events In 1966

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Apr 08   On this day in history aFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner  

Apr 08   In the year 1966 george Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79  

Apr 09   Anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens in the year 1966.  

Apr 09   In the year 1966 anaheim Stadium for the Calif Angels opens  

Apr 09   OAO 1, the first orbiting astronomical observatory, launched on this day in history.  

Apr 09   On this day in history sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57  

Apr 10   Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Apr 10   River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam in the year 1966.  

Apr 12   Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck on this day in history.  

Apr 12   On this day in history sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed  

Apr 13   On this day in history pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s  

Apr 13   Soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service in the year 1966.  

Apr 15   On this day in history joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81  

Apr 15   On this day in history the Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"  

Apr 16   On this day in history rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain  

Apr 17   100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) in the year 1966.  

Apr 18   Bill Russell became first black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics) in the year 1966.  

Apr 19   On this day in history roberta Bignay becomes the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon  

Apr 21   In the year 1966 emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica  

Apr 22   In the year 1966 atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4  

Apr 25   On this day in history maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70  

Apr 26   In the year 1966 arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach  

Apr 28   20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1966 ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77  

Apr 29   Eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85 in the year 1966.  

Apr 30   Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident on this day in history.  

May 01   Last British concert by the Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley) in the year 1966.  

May 01   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational in the year 1966.  

May 01   In the year 1966 radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting  

May 01   In the year 1966 uS troops shooting targets in Cambodia  

May 02   In the year 1966 pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)  

May 03   Wylie Watson, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

May 04   Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1966.  

May 04   Soviet Government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR in the year 1966.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1966 birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies in the year 1966.  

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

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 in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 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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