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Historical Events In 1966

Monday, 21 June 2021

May 26   Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

May 26   Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK on this day in history.  

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

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

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

May 30   In the year 1966 uS launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon  

Jun 01   On this day in history 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights  

Jun 01   On this day in history george Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London  

Jun 02   On this day in history uS Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing  

Jun 03   On this day in history alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65  

Jun 03   In the year 1966 gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan)  

Jun 05   Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash in the year 1966.  

Jun 06   On this day in history claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed  

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

Jun 07   In the year 1966 hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78  

Jun 10   Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK in the year 1966.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 11   French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry in the year 1966.  

Jun 12   On this day in history hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74  

Jun 13   Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights in the year 1966.  

Jun 14   On this day in history 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam  

Jun 19   On this day in history 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   Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer  

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  

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   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 in the year 1966.  

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   In the year 1966 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   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  

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

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