Historical Events In 1966
Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Jan 01 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway in the year 1966.
Jan 01 On this day in history all US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
Jan 01 In the year 1966 military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic
Jan 01 On this day in history simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
Jan 01 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Jan 03 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE on this day in history.
Jan 03 Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62 in the year 1966.
Jan 04 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test in the year 1966.
Jan 05 On this day in history george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
Jan 07 Canadian Gene Kiniski defeats veteran champion Lou Thesz two falls to one to become the world professional heavyweight champion in the year 1966.
Jan 07 On this day in history close to 200 passengers and crew from a Canadian Nationla pass. train are evacuated by helicopter after being trapped bvy snow slides in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia
Jan 07 In the year 1966 dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
Jan 07 In the year 1966 gene Kiniski a Canadian, beats Lou Thesz in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ
Jan 08 Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks in the year 1966.
Jan 08 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks in the year 1966.
Jan 08 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier in the year 1966.
Jan 08 On this day in history who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
Jan 09 On this day in history haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68
Jan 09 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism in the year 1966.
Jan 10 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide on this day in history.
Jan 10 On this day in history india & Pakistan sign peace accord
Jan 10 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War on this day in history.
Jan 11 In the year 1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
Jan 11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV with John Wayne on this day in history.
Jan 11 In the year 1966 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
Jan 11 In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
Jan 12 12 day New York City NY transit strike ends in the year 1966.
Jan 12 Adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV in the year 1966.
Jan 12 In the year 1966 lBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends
Jan 13 In the year 1966 first black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
Jan 13 In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 14 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) on this day in history.
Jan 14 In the year 1966 david Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
Jan 14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies on this day in history.