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Historical Events In 1966

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Apr 08   In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 09   In the year 1966 oAO 1, the first orbiting astronomical observatory, launched  

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   In the year 1966 river Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam  

Apr 12   On this day in history rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck  

Apr 12   Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed on this day in history.  

Apr 13   In the year 1966 pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s  

Apr 13   On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.  

Apr 15   Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81 on this day in history.  

Apr 15   The Rolling Stones release "Aftermath" on this day in history.  

Apr 16   In the year 1966 rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain  

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

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

Apr 19   Roberta Bignay becomes the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon in the year 1966.  

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

Apr 22   Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4 in the year 1966.  

Apr 25   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3  

Apr 28   Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77 in the year 1966.  

Apr 29   In the year 1966 eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85  

Apr 30   In the year 1966 richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident  

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   On this day in history radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting  

May 01   US troops shooting targets in Cambodia in the year 1966.  

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

May 03   On this day in history wylie Watson, dies at 77  

May 04   On this day in history juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69  

May 04   On this day in history soviet Government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR  

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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   On this day in history birth of john Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)  

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 in the year 1966.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 on this day in history.  

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