Historical Events In 1966
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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 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 in the year 1966.
May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational in the year 1966.
May 30 In the year 1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
May 30 In the year 1966 uS launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon
Jun 01 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights in the year 1966.
Jun 01 On this day in history george Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
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 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69 on this day in history.
Jun 06 Activist James Meredith shot in Mississippi in the year 1966.
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 In the year 1966 claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
Jun 06 Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed in the year 1966.
Jun 06 James Meredith wounded by white sniper in the year 1966.
Jun 07 On this day in history hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
Jun 10 In the year 1966 beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in the UK
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 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry in the year 1966.
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 In the year 1966 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam
Jun 19 In the year 1966 ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
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 in the year 1966.
Jun 24 On this day in history bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die
Jun 25 In the year 1966 beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
Jun 25 On this day in history kosmos 122, first Soviet weather satellite, launched
Jun 27 On this day in history 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV