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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 06 May 2021

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

Apr 08   On this day in history george Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79  

Apr 09   On this day in history anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens  

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

Apr 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71  

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

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 28   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1966.  

May 04   In the year 1966 juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69  

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   Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 in the year 1966.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

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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