Historical Events In 1966
Thursday, 15 April 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.
Jul 19 On this day in history gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
Jul 20 In the year 1966 julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
Jul 21 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83 in the year 1966.
Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth on this day in history.
Jul 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens on this day in history.
Jul 23 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60 on this day in history.
Jul 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" in the year 1966.
Jul 24 Montgomery Clift actor, dies at 45 on this day in history.
Jul 24 In the year 1966 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 On this day in history beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
Jul 30 On this day in history edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
Jul 30 In the year 1966 england beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
Jul 31 In the year 1966 alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
Jul 31 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87 on this day in history.
Jul 31 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas on this day in history.
Aug 01 In the year 1966 bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
Aug 01 On this day in history the Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.
Aug 02 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting in the year 1966.
Aug 03 Lenny Bruce, comedian, dies of a morphine overdose at 39 on this day in history.
Aug 05 In the year 1966 austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
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 in the year 1966.
Aug 08 South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark) in the year 1966.
Aug 09 Gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
Aug 10 First lunar orbiter launched by US in the year 1966.
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 Ottawa Ontario, the Heron Road Bridge over the Rideau River and Canal collapses, killing 9 construction workers and injuring 80 on this day in history.