Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Jul 18 In the year 1966 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).
Jul 19 On this day in history gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
Jul 20 Julien Carette, dies of burns at 68 on this day in history.
Jul 21 In the year 1966 eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth on this day in history.
Jul 23 In the year 1966 cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
Jul 23 On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
Jul 23 On this day in history napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
Jul 24 In the year 1966 montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45
Jul 24 In the year 1966 tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
Jul 25 On this day in history frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40
Jul 25 On this day in history supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
Jul 29 In the year 1966 pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
Jul 30 On this day in history beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
Jul 30 Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94 in the year 1966.
Jul 30 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London in the year 1966.
Jul 31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark in the year 1966.
Jul 31 On this day in history alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
Jul 31 On this day in history charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
Aug 01 In the year 1966 bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
Aug 01 The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31 in the year 1966.
Aug 02 On this day in history radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
Aug 03 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 on this day in history.
Aug 05 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies in the year 1966.
Aug 05 On this day in history martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
Aug 06 On this day in history paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
Aug 08 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
Aug 08 South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark) on this day in history.
Aug 09 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1966.
Aug 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again in the year 1966.
Aug 10 In the year 1966 felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
Aug 10 On this day in history first lunar orbiter launched by US
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 on this day in history.
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.