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Historical Events In 1966

Sunday, 01 August 2021

Jul 18   Launch of Gemini 10 with LCDR John W. Young, USN as Command Pilot. Mission involved 43 orbits at an altitude of 412.2 nautical miles and lasted 2 days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes. Recovery was by HS-3 helicopter from USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 19   Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 20   On this day in history julien Carette, dies of burns at 68  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 21   Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 21   Gemini X returns to Earth in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 23   Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 23   On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 23   On this day in history napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 24   Montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 24   Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jul 25   Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 25   Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love" on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 29   Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 30   On this day in history beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 30   On this day in history edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 30   On this day in history england beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 31   On this day in history alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 31   Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jul 31   Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 01   The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 02   On this day in history radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 03   Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 05   Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 05   On this day in history martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 06   In the year 1966 paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 08   Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 08   On this day in history south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 09   Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   On this day in history first lunar orbiter launched by US  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   In daylight, a meteor flashes across the sky from Utah to Canada; only known case of a meteor skipping through the Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Aug 10   In the year 1966 in Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   On this day in history birth of tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders) was born in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   In the year 1966 birth of wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Deana Carter, country singer was born in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1966

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   On this day in history rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   In the year 1966 george Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 09   In the year 1966 haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 10   George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 11   In the year 1966 albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 14   Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies in the year 1966.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 15   On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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