Historical Events In 1966
Thursday, 01 October 2020
May 26 In the year 1966 don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
May 26 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK in the year 1966.
May 27 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes on this day in history.
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain on this day in history.
May 28 On this day in history "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational on this day in history.
May 30 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam in the year 1966.
May 30 US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon in the year 1966.
Jun 01 In the year 1966 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
Jun 01 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London in the year 1966.
Jun 02 In the year 1966 uS Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing
Jun 03 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65 on this day in history.
Jun 03 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan) on this day in history.
Jun 05 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69 in the year 1966.
Jun 06 In the year 1966 activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi
Jun 06 On this day in history black activist James Meredith is shot and wounded as he walks along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
Jun 06 On this day in history claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
Jun 06 Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed on this day in history.
Jun 06 On this day in history james Meredith wounded by white sniper
Jun 07 On this day in history hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
Jun 10 In the year 1966 beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK
Jun 10 On this day in history janis Joplins first live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)
Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82 in the year 1966.
Jun 11 On this day in history french & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
Jun 12 In the year 1966 hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
Jun 13 On this day in history supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
Jun 14 In the year 1966 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam
Jun 19 In the year 1966 ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
Jun 20 On this day in history sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman
Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies in the year 1966.
Jun 24 Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die on this day in history.
Jun 25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks in the year 1966.
Jun 25 Kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched in the year 1966.
Jun 27 In the year 1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV