Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 09 August 2020
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.
Jul 19 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot) in the year 1966.
Jul 20 On this day in history julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
Jul 21 On this day in history eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth on this day in history.
Jul 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens in the year 1966.
Jul 23 On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
Jul 23 In the year 1966 napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
Jul 24 Montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45 on this day in history.
Jul 24 On this day in history tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
Jul 25 Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40 on this day in history.
Jul 25 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love" on this day in history.
Jul 29 In the year 1966 pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
Jul 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks in the year 1966.
Jul 30 In the year 1966 edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
Jul 30 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
Aug 01 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies on this day in history.
Aug 01 In the year 1966 the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
Aug 02 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting on this day in history.
Aug 03 On this day in history lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39
Aug 05 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies on this day in history.
Aug 05 Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march in the year 1966.
Aug 06 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53 in the year 1966.
Aug 08 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
Aug 10 On this day in history daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
Aug 10 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79 in the year 1966.
Aug 10 First lunar orbiter launched by US on this day in history.
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.
Aug 10 In Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80 in the year 1966.