Historical Events In 1966
Monday, 04 July 2022
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 in the year 1966.
May 27 In the year 1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain on this day in history.
May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34 in the year 1966.
May 29 On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.
Jun 02 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing in the year 1966.
Jun 03 In the year 1966 alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
Jun 03 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan) on this day in history.
Jun 05 In the year 1966 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 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash on this day in history.
Jun 06 On this day in history claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
Jun 06 On this day in history james Meredith wounded by white sniper
Jun 07 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78 on this day in history.
Jun 10 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK on this day in history.
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 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74 in the year 1966.
Jun 13 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights in the year 1966.
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 On this day in history roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
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 Kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched in the year 1966.
Jun 27 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV in the year 1966.