What Happened in July 1966

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • Jul 1 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
  • Jul 1 NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
  • Jul 1 Medicare goes into effect
  • Jul 1 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
  • Jul 1 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • Jul 2 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 3 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • Jul 3 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • Jul 3 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos

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Jul 4 LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 5 NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • Jul 5 National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
  • Jul 5 Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
  • Jul 6 Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
  • Jul 8 US airline strike (until Aug 19th)
  • Jul 8 King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

  • Jul 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 10 US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
  • Jul 12 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • Jul 12 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
  • Jul 12 Start of 3 day race riot in Chicago, looting brings out National Guardsmen
  • Jul 12 US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
  • Jul 13 Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • Jul 14 Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • Jul 14 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • Jul 16 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Jul 16 Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts
  • Jul 16 Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
  • Jul 17 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 performances
  • Jul 17 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 17 Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • Jul 17 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
  • Jul 18 Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
  • Jul 18 Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)
  • Jul 19 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
  • Jul 19 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
  • Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth
  • Jul 21 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • Jul 23 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • Jul 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
  • Jul 24 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • Jul 24 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 25 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 25 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar..."

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

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Jul 25 Mao Zedong swims the Yangtze River

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Jul 25 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
  • Jul 25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jul 26 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 26 Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jul 29 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
  • Jul 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • Jul 30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London
  • Jul 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 30 US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Eric Ball, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 1 Larisa Savchenko, Neiland Latvia, tennis star
  • Jul 1 Patrick McEnroe, tennis star, born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 1 Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 1 Simon Arkell, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-17th-92, 96)
  • Jul 1 Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
  • Jul 2 Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jul 2 Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)

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Jul 3 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Jul 3 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 4 Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Jul 4 Lee Reherman, American actor
  • Jul 5 Susannah Doyle, British actress
  • Jul 5 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer
  • Jul 6 Brian Posehn, American actor
  • Jul 7 Hector Burba, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 7 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 7 Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
  • Jul 7 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist
  • Jul 7 Neil Tobin, American magician
  • Jul 9 Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
  • Jul 10 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Butch Reid, horse trainer
  • Jul 11 Debbe Dunning, actress (Tool Time Girl-Home Improvement), born in Burbank, California
  • Jul 11 Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
  • Jul 11 Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 11 Greg Grunberg, American actor
  • Jul 11 Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
  • Jul 12 Allegra Curtis, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann, born in London, England
  • Jul 12 Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • Jul 12 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 13 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
  • Jul 13 Gerald Levert, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 14 Matthew Fox, American actor (Party of 5, Lost), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 14 Tayna Donelly, rocker (Belly)
  • Jul 14 Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies)
  • Jul 14 Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
  • Jul 15 Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
  • Jul 15 Kristoff St John, actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 15 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • Jul 16 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (NO Saints)
  • Jul 16 Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
  • Jul 16 Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 16 Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster
  • Jul 17 Michael John Bradley, Largo FL, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open-3rd)
  • Jul 17 Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician
  • Jul 18 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, Portland Oregon, decathelete (Olympic-gold-96)
  • Jul 19 David Segui, KC KS, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • Jul 19 Kate Rogerson, LPGA golfer (1990 Circle K LPGA Tucson-2nd), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 Nancy Walls, American actress
  • Jul 20 Beth Coats, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jul 20 Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jul 20 Mike Pero, Picton Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA Winter)
  • Jul 20 Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
  • Jul 20 Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico (2012-), born in Atlacomulco, State of Mexico
  • Jul 21 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
  • Jul 21 Arija Bareikis, American actress
  • Jul 22 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics-88, 96)
  • Jul 22 Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jul 22 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 23 Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Jul 24 Martin Keown, English footballer
  • Jul 25 Elke Jeinsen, Hanover Germany, playmate (May, 1993)
  • Jul 25 Maureen Herman, American bassist
  • Jul 25 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
  • Jul 25 Christine C. Quinn, American politician
  • Jul 27 Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)
  • Jul 28 Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
  • Jul 29 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 29 Martina McBride, country singer
  • Jul 29 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic-gold-92)
  • Jul 29 Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
  • Jul 31 Dean Cain, actor (Clark-Lois & Clark), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)
  • Jul 31 Marina V A Mowatt, [Ogilvy], daughter of English princess Alexandra
  • Jul 31 Tylin John, Encino CA, playmate (Mar, 1992)

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 6 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
  • Jul 9 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
  • Jul 14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • Jul 2 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
  • Jul 3 Andre Gailhard, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, theorist, dies at 81
  • Jul 3 Joseph Deems Taylor, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 4 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 5 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • Jul 6 Anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50
  • Jul 6 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1892)
  • Jul 7 Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65
  • Jul 11 Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
  • Jul 12 D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
  • Jul 14 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • Jul 17 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71
  • Jul 18 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • Jul 18 German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 20 Julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
  • Jul 21 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
  • Jul 22 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic-silver-1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • Jul 23 Donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60
  • Jul 23 Douglass Montgomery, actor (Forbidden, Daybreak), dies at 56
  • Jul 23 [Edward] Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), dies at 45
  • Jul 24 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
  • Jul 25 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • Jul 25 Montgomery Clift, movie actor (From Here to Eternity), dies
  • Jul 29 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 30 Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
  • Jul 31 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87