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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  

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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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

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   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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