Historical Events In 1966
Friday, 10 July 2020
Jan 01 On this day in history 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway
Jan 01 In the year 1966 all US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
Jan 01 Military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic on this day in history.
Jan 01 Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
Jan 04 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test in the year 1966.
Jan 05 George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 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 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts on this day in history.
Jan 07 On this day in history gene Kiniski a Canadian, beats Lou Thesz in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ
Jan 08 In the year 1966 beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
Jan 08 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
Jan 10 On this day in history george Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
Jan 10 In the year 1966 india & Pakistan sign peace accord
Jan 10 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War in the year 1966.
Jan 11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV in the year 1966.
Jan 11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV with John Wayne in the year 1966.
Jan 11 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain on this day in history.
Jan 11 In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
Jan 12 On this day in history 12 day New York City NY transit strike ends
Jan 12 In the year 1966 adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV.
Jan 12 LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends on this day in history.
Jan 13 On this day in history first black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
Jan 13 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 14 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) in the year 1966.
Jan 14 David Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) on this day in history.
Jan 14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies on this day in history.