Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 05 April 2020
May 26 Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47 on this day in history.
May 26 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK on this day in history.
May 27 On this day in history 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
May 27 On this day in history 6 French fighters crash above Spain
May 28 In the year 1966 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational in the year 1966.
May 30 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam in the year 1966.
May 30 US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon on this day in history.
Jun 01 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights in the year 1966.
Jun 01 On this day in history george Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
Jun 02 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing on this day in history.
Jun 03 In the year 1966 alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
Jun 03 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan) in the year 1966.
Jun 05 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Jun 06 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi in the year 1966.
Jun 06 In the year 1966 black activist James Meredith is shot and wounded as he walks along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
Jun 06 On this day in history claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
Jun 06 Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed in the year 1966.
Jun 06 In the year 1966 james Meredith wounded by white sniper
Jun 07 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78 in the year 1966.
Jun 10 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK in the year 1966.
Jun 10 Janis Joplins first live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF) on this day in history.
Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82 on this day in history.
Jun 11 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry on this day in history.
Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74 in the year 1966.
Jun 13 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights on this day in history.
Jun 14 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam on this day in history.
Jun 19 In the year 1966 ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
Jun 20 In the year 1966 sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman
Jun 22 In the year 1966 roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
Jun 24 Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die on this day in history.
Jun 25 On this day in history beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
Jun 25 Kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched on this day in history.
Jun 27 On this day in history 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV