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Historical Events In 1966

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Apr 08   AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner in the year 1966.  

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   On this day in history anaheim Stadium for the Calif Angels opens  

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

Apr 09   Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57 in the year 1966.  

Apr 10   Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71 in the year 1966.  

Apr 10   River Patrol Boats of River Patrol Force commenced operations on inland waters of South Vietnam on this day in history.  

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

Apr 12   In the year 1966 sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed  

Apr 13   Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s on this day in history.  

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

Apr 15   In the year 1966 joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81  

Apr 15   The Rolling Stones release "Aftermath" in the year 1966.  

Apr 16   Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain in the year 1966.  

Apr 17   100th intl soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4  

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

Apr 26   Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach in the year 1966.  

Apr 28   In the year 1966 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

May 01   In the year 1966 mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational  

May 01   Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting in the year 1966.  

May 01   US troops shooting targets in Cambodia on this day in history.  

May 02   Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days) in the year 1966.  

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

May 04   Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

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   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 death of george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

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

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