Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 07 March 2021
May 26 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 in the year 1966.
May 26 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK on this day in history.
May 27 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes in the year 1966.
May 27 On this day in history 6 French fighters crash above Spain
May 28 On this day in history "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
May 29 In the year 1966 carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
May 30 In the year 1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
May 30 US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon on this day in history.
Jun 01 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights on this day in history.
Jun 01 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London in the year 1966.
Jun 02 On this day in history uS Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing
Jun 03 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65 in the year 1966.
Jun 03 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan) in the year 1966.
Jun 05 On this day in history natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
Jun 06 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi on this day in history.
Jun 06 Black activist James Meredith is shot and wounded as he walks along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration in the year 1966.
Jun 06 On this day in history claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
Jun 06 In the year 1966 claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
Jun 06 James Meredith wounded by white sniper in the year 1966.
Jun 07 In the year 1966 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 Janis Joplins first live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF) on this day in history.
Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82 in the year 1966.
Jun 11 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry in the year 1966.
Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74 on this day in history.
Jun 13 On this day in history supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
Jun 14 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam on this day in history.
Jun 19 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jun 20 Sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman in the year 1966.
Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies on this day in history.
Jun 24 In the year 1966 bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die
Jun 25 In the year 1966 beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
Jun 25 In the year 1966 kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched
Jun 27 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV on this day in history.