What Happened in 1966

Significant Events

  • Feb 3 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • Mar 26 Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago
  • Nov 2 The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the US
  • Dec 8 US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
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Did You Know?

"Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV

On September 8, 1966


World Leaders in 1966

Famous People in 1966

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 21 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
  • Feb 10 Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)
  • Mar 10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • Mar 17 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office
  • Apr 9 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
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