Historical Events In 1966
Saturday, 28 March 2020
Jan 15 On this day in history betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
Jan 16 On this day in history margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
Jan 16 On this day in history metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
Jan 17 A U.S. B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain, scattering radioactive plutonium over the area in the year 1966.
Jan 17 On this day in history b-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
Jan 17 Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago on this day in history.
Jan 17 In the year 1966 uSAF B-52 carrying 4 unarmed hydrogen bombs crashes on Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
Jan 17 On this day in history vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
Jan 18 In the year 1966 indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India.
Jan 18 Indira Gandhi, daughter of the late Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, became prime minister of India on this day in history.
Jan 18 In the year 1966 kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
Jan 19 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister on this day in history.
Jan 19 Neil Simon, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres on this day in history.
Jan 19 In the year 1966 sir Robert Menzies retires after more than 16 years as Australia's prime minister.
Jan 21 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd in the year 1966.
Jan 22 Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75 in the year 1966.
Jan 27 In the year 1966 wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966
Jan 29 "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances in the year 1966.
Jan 29 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84 in the year 1966.
Jan 29 Lawry &Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs England, Adelaide on this day in history.
Jan 29 In the year 1966 snow storm in north east US kills 165
Jan 29 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming on this day in history.
Jan 29 In the year 1966 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
Jan 30 On this day in history -19ºF (-28ºC), Corinth MS (state record)
Jan 30 On this day in history -27ºF (-33ºC), New Market AL (state record)
Jan 31 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers in the year 1966.
Jan 31 In the year 1966 elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
Jan 31 USSR launches Luna 9 toward the Moon in the year 1966.
Feb 01 On this day in history buster Keaton, famous comic film star, dies at age 69.
Feb 01 On this day in history buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
Feb 03 On this day in history first soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9
Feb 03 In the year 1966 june Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
Feb 03 Soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9) on this day in history.
Feb 03 On this day in history the first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US)