Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 09 August 2020
Feb 27 In the year 1966 men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer Austria
Feb 27 Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81 in the year 1966.
Feb 28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes in the year 1966.
Feb 28 Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet in the year 1966.
Mar 01 In the year 1966 ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
Mar 01 First ever (crash) landing on Venus took place by the soviet probe Venus 3 on this day in history.
Mar 01 In the year 1966 venera 3 becomes first man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
Mar 02 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam on this day in history.
Mar 03 In the year 1966 alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
Mar 03 In the year 1966 james Goldman's "Lion in Winter", premieres in New York NY
Mar 03 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée on this day in history.
Mar 03 In the year 1966 rock group Buffalo Springfield forms (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)
Mar 03 Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after first sighting, 57 die on this day in history.
Mar 04 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die on this day in history.
Mar 04 In the year 1966 canadian Pacific DC-8 explodes on landing at Tokyo, killing 64 people, including 18 Canadians
Mar 04 In the year 1966 demonstrators protest Vietnam war on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Mar 04 On this day in history janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
Mar 04 John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" on this day in history.
Mar 04 On this day in history north Sea Gas was first pumped ashore by BP
Mar 04 On this day in history studebaker of Canada stops car production finally
Mar 05 75 MPH air currents cause BOAC 707 crash above Mount Fuji, 124 die in the year 1966.
Mar 05 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76 on this day in history.
Mar 05 In the year 1966 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 06 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks) on this day in history.
Mar 06 On this day in history richard Hageman, composer, dies at 83
Mar 07 On this day in history department of Navy reorganized into present structure under CNO
Mar 07 In Northeastern China a 6..75 earthquake damaged thirty communes by the first shock indicating that about 300,000 Chinese were affected in the densely populated city of Singtai in the year 1966.
Mar 07 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1 on this day in history.
Mar 07 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site in the year 1966.
Mar 08 On this day in history "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
Mar 08 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin in the year 1966.
Mar 08 On this day in history casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
Mar 09 In the year 1966 andrew Brimmer becomes first black Governor of Federal Reserve Board
Mar 10 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires on this day in history.