Historical Events In 1966
Saturday, 17 April 2021
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 In the year 1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
May 30 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Jun 01 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
Jun 03 On this day in history gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford &Cernan)
Jun 05 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69 in the year 1966.
Jun 06 On this day in history activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi
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 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash in the year 1966.
Jun 06 Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed in the year 1966.
Jun 06 On this day in history james Meredith wounded by white sniper
Jun 07 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
Jun 11 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry on this day in history.
Jun 12 On this day in history hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
Jun 13 On this day in history supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
Jun 14 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam on this day in history.
Jun 19 On this day in history ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
Jun 20 On this day in history sheila Scott completes first round-the-world solo flight by a woman
Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies in the year 1966.
Jun 24 Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die in the year 1966.
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 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV in the year 1966.