Historical Events In 1966
Saturday, 17 April 2021
Feb 04 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133 on this day in history.
Feb 04 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 in the year 1966.
Feb 05 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island on this day in history.
Feb 06 In the year 1966 johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
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 The National Hockey League announces it is doubling in size with a new West Division and six new teams in the year 1966.
Feb 10 Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66 in the year 1966.
Feb 10 In the year 1966 harmel government in Belgium resigns
Feb 13 On this day in history elio Vittorini, writer, dies
Feb 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR in the year 1966.
Feb 14 Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps in the year 1966.
Feb 15 On this day in history camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
Feb 16 Bob Cowper makes 307 vs England at the MCG, 727 minute s, 20 fours on this day in history.
Feb 16 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK on this day in history.
Feb 16 In the year 1966 france performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81 in the year 1966.
Feb 17 In the year 1966 frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
Feb 18 In the year 1966 anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
Feb 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR on this day in history.
Feb 20 On this day in history chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80
Feb 21 On this day in history indonesia's President Sukarno fires General Nasution
Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
Feb 23 Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda in the year 1966.
Feb 24 In the year 1966 coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
Feb 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
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 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford Great Britain on this day in history.
Feb 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of USSR in the year 1966.
Feb 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US on this day in history.