What Happened in June 1966

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 1 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • Jun 1 Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
  • Jun 1 Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
  • Jun 2 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
  • Jun 3 European DX Council forms in Copenhagen (shortwave listeners)
  • Jun 3 Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford & Cernan)
  • Jun 4 "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • Jun 4 -10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
  • Jun 4 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 5 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Jun 5 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 5 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)
  • Jun 6 Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
  • Jun 6 Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
  • Jun 6 NFL & AFL announce their merger
  • Jun 6 Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 8 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970
  • Jun 8 Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
  • Jun 9 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
  • Jun 10 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
  • Jun 10 Beatles record "Rain" 1st to use reverse tapes
  • Jun 10 Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 10 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Jun 10 Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
  • Jun 11 "(I'm A) Road Runner" by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20
  • Jun 11 "I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • Jun 11 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances
  • Jun 11 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
  • Jun 11 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • Jun 11 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 11 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • Jun 11 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)
  • Jun 12 Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
  • Jun 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Jun 13 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights
  • Jun 14 Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
  • Jun 14 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
  • Jun 16 Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV
  • Jun 16 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win
  • Jun 17 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers
  • Jun 19 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jun 20 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF
  • Jun 20 Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman
  • Jun 21 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • Jun 22 South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government
  • Jun 24 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
  • Jun 24 16th Berlin International Film Festival: "Cul-de-Sac" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Jun 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
  • Jun 25 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • Jun 26 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Jun 26 Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Jun 26 Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland
  • Jun 27 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jun 27 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2
  • Jun 28 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 29 In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi & Haiphong for 1st time
  • Jun 29 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins
  • Jun 29 US bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities
  • Jun 30 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
  • Jun 30 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
  • Jun 30 Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency
  • Jun 30 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
  • Jun 30 Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Greg Schiano, American football coach
  • Jun 2 Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer
  • Jun 3 Wasim Akram, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani lefty fast bowler)
  • Jun 4 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 4 Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano
  • Jun 4 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 5 Bill Spiers, Orangeburg SC, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • Jun 5 Tina Barrett, Balt, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State)
  • Jun 6 Angela Cavagna, singer, born in Genoa, Italy
  • Jun 6 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jun 6 Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie)
  • Jun 7 Dan Payne, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 7 Heathcliff Slocumb, Jamaica NY, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jun 7 Stephane Richer, Ripon, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • Jun 8 Brian Williams, NFL center (NY Giants)
  • Jun 8 Doris Pearson, Essex, rocker (5 Star-Silk & Steel)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Julianna Margulies, American actress (ER, The Good Wife), born in Spring Valley NY

  • Jun 9 Anthony Martino, CFL punter (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 10 Doug McKeon, NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
  • Jun 10 David Platt, English footballer
  • Jun 11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 11 Tiffany Cohen, swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City California
  • Jun 13 Thyme Lewis, actor (Jonah-Days of our Lives), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 13 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 13 Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 14 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 14 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 14 Traylor Howard, actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jun 15 Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer
  • Jun 16 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jun 16 [Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Oly-silv/gold-88, 96)
  • Jun 17 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 17 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 18 Bob Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 18 Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)
  • Jun 18 Kurt Browning, Alberta, figure skater (Olympic-5-1994)
  • Jun 18 Luke Jensen, Grayling Mich, tennis star (1993 French Open doubles)
  • Jun 18 Robert Kempainen, marathoner (Oly-1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 18 Sandy Alomar, catcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 19 Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • Jun 21 David Williams, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers, NY Jets)
  • Jun 21 Nan Woods, actress (1 More Saturday Night)
  • Jun 21 Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
  • Jun 21 Mancow Muller, American radio personality
  • Jun 22 Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 22 Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 22 Meyrick Pringle, cricket pace bowler (South African)
  • Jun 22 Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 23 Barbara Jordan, US softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Jun 23 Chantal Daucourt, Bienne Switz, mountain cyclist (world-bronze-95)
  • Jun 23 Vladislav Neiman, Israel, Men's flyweight boxer (Oly-1996)
  • Jun 23 Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge)
  • Jun 23 Richie Ren, Taiwanese musician
  • Jun 24 John Randle, Chicoutimi Que, golfer (1992 Canadian Tour Fall-3rd)
  • Jun 24 Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director and screenwriter (The Unbelievable Truth), born in Queens, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jun 25 Dikembe Mutombo, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets)
  • Jun 26 Bryan Webb, horse trainer
  • Jun 26 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 26 Paul Mokha, Erie Pa, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jun 27 Jason Patric, American actor (Lost Boys, Solar Babies), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Jeff Conine, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jun 27 Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)
  • Jun 27 Rob Harbison, Fallston MD, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-6th-1996)
  • Jun 27 J. J. Abrams, American writer, producer and director (Lost, Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in New York City
  • Jun 28 Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jun 28 John Cusack, actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 28 Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 28 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 29 John Part, Canadian darts player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 30 "Iron" Mike Tyson, American boxer and youngest ever heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 30 Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)
  • Jun 30 Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 6 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • Jun 15 English writer of blockbuster novels, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • Jun 3 Alice Calhoun, actress (Flowing Gold, Between Friends), dies at 65
  • Jun 5 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • Jun 6 Claudette Orbison, wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash
  • Jun 7 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
  • Jun 8 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), dies in an aircraft collison at 45
  • Jun 11 Ethel Clayton, actress (Warning Shadows), dies at 82
  • Jun 11 Wallace Ford, actor (Deputy), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Jun 12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Thomas Chalmers, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • Jun 19 Ed Wynn, comedian (Ed Wynn Show), dies at 79
  • Jun 19 Marjan Kozina, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • Jun 27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • Jun 29 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 29 Isabel Dawn, writer, dies
  • Jun 29 Ronald Shiner, actor (Aunt Clara, Forbidden, Girls at Sea), dies at 63