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Historical Events In 1966

Thursday, 02 July 2020

May 26   In the year 1966 don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47  

May 26   In the year 1966 guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK  

May 27   On this day in history 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes  

May 27   In the year 1966 6 French fighters crash above Spain  

May 28   "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34 on this day in history.  

May 29   In the year 1966 carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational  

May 30   On this day in history 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam  

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   US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing in the year 1966.  

Jun 03   Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65 in the year 1966.  

Jun 03   On this day in history gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan)  

Jun 05   Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69 in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash  

Jun 06   Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed in the year 1966.  

Jun 06   James Meredith wounded by white sniper on this day in history.  

Jun 07   Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78 in the year 1966.  

Jun 10   On this day in history 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   On this day in history ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82  

Jun 11   In the year 1966 french & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry  

Jun 12   Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Jun 13   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman  

Jun 22   In the year 1966 roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies  

Jun 24   On this day in history bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die  

Jun 25   On this day in history 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 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   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   Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners) was born in the year 1966.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1966 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   In the year 1966 vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  

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

Jan 15   Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25 in the year 1966.  

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