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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1966

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1966 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   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   In the year 1966 birth of deana Carter, country singer  

Jan 07   Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr was born in the year 1966.  

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  

Jan 09   Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1966.  

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died in the year 1966.  

Jan 11   Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1966.  

Jan 14   In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies  

Jan 15   In the year 1966 betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  

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