Historical Events In 1966
Thursday, 30 March 2023
Jan 01 In the year 1966 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City NY subway
Jan 01 All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health" on this day in history.
Jan 01 Military coup by Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa in Central African Republic in the year 1966.
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 in the year 1966.
Jan 03 On this day in history floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
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 on this day in history.
Jan 05 George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies on this day in history.
Jan 07 In the year 1966 canadian Gene Kiniski defeats veteran champion Lou Thesz two falls to one to become the world professional heavyweight champion
Jan 07 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 in the year 1966.
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 In the year 1966 beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
Jan 08 On this day in history beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
Jan 08 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier on this day in history.
Jan 08 On this day in history who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
Jan 09 In the year 1966 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 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide in the year 1966.
Jan 10 India & Pakistan sign peace accord on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history adam West and Burt Ward star as the Dynamic Duo in Batman, which makes its colorful, action-packed debut on ABC-TV.
Jan 12 In the year 1966 lBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends
Jan 13 First black selected for Presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD) on this day in history.
Jan 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
Jan 14 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) in the year 1966.
Jan 14 In the year 1966 david Bowie releases his first record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
Jan 14 In the year 1966 sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
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