Historical Events In 1966
Friday, 24 September 2021
May 26 On this day in history 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 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes in the year 1966.
May 27 On this day in history 6 French fighters crash above Spain
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 On this day in history 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
May 30 On this day in history 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 In the year 1966 uS Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; first lunar soft-landing
Jun 03 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1966 activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi
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 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash in the year 1966.
Jun 06 Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed on this day in history.
Jun 06 On this day in history james Meredith wounded by white sniper
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 10 Janis Joplins first live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF) in the year 1966.
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 On this day in history hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
Jun 13 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights in the year 1966.
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 On this day in history 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 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