Historical Events In 1966
Sunday, 16 February 2020
May 26 In the year 1966 don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
May 26 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK in the year 1966.
May 27 On this day in history 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain on this day in history.
May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34 in the year 1966.
May 29 In the year 1966 carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
May 30 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam in the year 1966.
May 30 In the year 1966 uS launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon
Jun 01 In the year 1966 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 on this day in history.
Jun 03 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65 in the year 1966.
Jun 03 In the year 1966 gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan)
Jun 05 On this day in history natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
Jun 06 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi in the year 1966.
Jun 06 On this day in history black activist James Meredith is shot and wounded as he walks along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.
Jun 06 In the year 1966 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 James Meredith wounded by white sniper on this day in history.
Jun 07 On this day in history hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
Jun 10 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK on this day in history.
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 On this day in history french & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 14 In the year 1966 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam
Jun 19 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79 on this day in history.
Jun 20 Sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman on this day in history.
Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies on this day in history.
Jun 24 Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die in the year 1966.
Jun 25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks on this day in history.
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 in the year 1966.