Historical Events In 1966
Saturday, 04 July 2020
May 26 In the year 1966 don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
May 26 In the year 1966 guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
May 27 In the year 1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain in the year 1966.
May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34 on this day in history.
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 01 On this day in history 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
Jun 01 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London on this day in history.
Jun 02 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing in the year 1966.
Jun 03 In the year 1966 alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
Jun 03 In the year 1966 gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan)
Jun 05 In the year 1966 natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
Jun 06 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi on this day in history.
Jun 06 Black activist James Meredith is shot and wounded as he walks along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration in the year 1966.
Jun 06 On this day in history claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
Jun 06 On this day in history claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
Jun 06 In the year 1966 james Meredith wounded by white sniper
Jun 07 In the year 1966 hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
Jun 10 On this day in history beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK
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 In the year 1966 french & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74 on this day in history.
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 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jun 20 On this day in history 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 In the year 1966 bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die
Jun 25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks in the year 1966.
Jun 25 On this day in history kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched
Jun 27 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV on this day in history.