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.