Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Feb 27 On this day in history men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer Austria
Feb 27 On this day in history minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
Feb 28 In the year 1966 cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
Feb 28 On this day in history charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
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 Venera 3 becomes first man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus) in the year 1966.
Mar 02 On this day in history 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
Mar 03 Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52 in the year 1966.
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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1966 canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die
Mar 04 On this day in history canadian Pacific DC-8 explodes on landing at Tokyo, killing 64 people, including 18 Canadians
Mar 04 Demonstrators protest Vietnam war on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in the year 1966.
Mar 04 In the year 1966 janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
Mar 04 John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" in the year 1966.
Mar 04 In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.
Mar 05 In the year 1966 anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
Mar 05 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 06 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks) in the year 1966.
Mar 06 Richard Hageman, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 07 On this day in history mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
Mar 07 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Mar 08 In the year 1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
Mar 08 In the year 1966 an IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
Mar 08 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame on this day in history.
Mar 09 Andrew Brimmer becomes first black Governor of Federal Reserve Board in the year 1966.
Mar 10 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires in the year 1966.