Historical Events In 1966
Thursday, 24 September 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 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes on this day in history.
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain in the year 1966.
May 28 In the year 1966 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
May 29 On this day in history carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
May 30 On this day in history 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 02 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing in the year 1966.
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 on this day in history.
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 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 on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
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) in the year 1966.
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 12 In the year 1966 hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
Jun 13 In the year 1966 supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
Jun 14 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam in the year 1966.
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 27 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV in the year 1966.