Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 05 April 2020
Feb 04 In the year 1966 all-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
Feb 04 In the year 1966 gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
Feb 05 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island in the year 1966.
Feb 06 Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79 in the year 1966.
Feb 09 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points on this day in history.
Feb 09 Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Feb 09 On this day in history the National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams
Feb 10 Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 on this day in history.
Feb 10 Harmel government in Belgium resigns in the year 1966.
Feb 13 On this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies
Feb 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
Feb 14 Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps on this day in history.
Feb 15 Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies in the year 1966.
Feb 16 Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours in the year 1966.
Feb 16 In the year 1966 end of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK
Feb 16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1966 hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
Feb 17 On this day in history frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
Feb 18 On this day in history anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
Feb 20 On this day in history author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
Feb 20 In the year 1966 chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80
Feb 21 Indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution on this day in history.
Feb 22 In the year 1966 paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
Feb 22 On this day in history soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, first 2-dog crew
Feb 23 On this day in history aldo Moro forms Italian government
Feb 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government in the year 1966.
Feb 23 In the year 1966 premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
Feb 24 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana on this day in history.
Feb 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1966.
Feb 25 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad on this day in history.
Feb 26 In the year 1966 minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
Feb 27 On this day in history ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain
Feb 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR on this day in history.
Feb 27 In the year 1966 ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US