What Happened in November 1966

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • Nov 1 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
  • Nov 1 Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
  • Nov 1 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
  • Nov 2 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 2 The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
  • Nov 4 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • Nov 5 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 6 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
  • Nov 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 6 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
  • Nov 7 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Nov 7 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Nov 8 Frank Robinson selected AL MVP

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Nov 9 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Nov 9 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances
  • Nov 9 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
  • Nov 10 Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier (Taoiseach)
  • Nov 10 Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
  • Nov 11 Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
  • Nov 11 Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA)
  • Nov 11 NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.
  • Nov 12 Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • Nov 12 High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame
  • Nov 13 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Nov 15 Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • Nov 16 Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Nov 17 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
  • Nov 18 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
  • Nov 18 US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
  • Nov 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 19 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 20 "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances
  • Nov 20 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Success Golf Open
  • Nov 20 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times
  • Nov 20 Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
  • Nov 21 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • Nov 22 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • Nov 23 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
  • Nov 24 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
  • Nov 24 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sergeant Pepper"
  • Nov 24 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Nov 24 New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history.
  • Nov 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Nov 25 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
  • Nov 26 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • Nov 26 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • Nov 26 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
  • Nov 27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • Nov 27 Uruguay adopts constitution
  • Nov 28 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
  • Nov 28 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • Nov 29 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • Nov 29 SS Daniel J Morrell sinks in a storm on Lake Huron, 28 die, 1 survivor.
  • Nov 30 Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)
  • Nov 30 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Bob Wells, Yakima WA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 1 Danny Everett, 4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Nov 1 Paul Lewis, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
  • Nov 1 Ruud Cabbage, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Nov 1 Willie D, American hip hop artist, famous for being a member of The Geto Boys
  • Nov 1 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (d. 2002)
  • Nov 2 Orlando Merced, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Nov 2 Rosalyn Fairbank, South Africa, tennis player
  • Nov 2 Sean Kanan, actor (AJ-Gen Hospital, Rich Girl, Karate Kid Part 3)
  • Nov 2 Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker
  • Nov 2 Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor
  • Nov 3 Todd Reynolds, Norwalk Conn, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
  • Nov 3 Tracey Fuchs, Centereach NY, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-88, 96)
  • Nov 3 Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
  • Nov 4 Bubba McDowell, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • Nov 4 Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • Nov 4 Petra Verkaik, playmate (Dec, 1989), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 4 H. John Heinz IV, American medieval armor craftsman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Nov 5 Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress
  • Nov 5 Nayim, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 6 Lisa Fuller, actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Peter DeLuise, actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 6 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer
  • Nov 7 Andy Tomberlin, Monroe NC, outfielder (NY Mets)
  • Nov 7 Lisa Canning, Virgin Islands, hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Nov 7 Murphy Logo Su'a, cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents)
  • Nov 8 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Nov 8 Ulrich Cruden, soccer player (NEC)
  • Nov 8 Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality
  • Nov 9 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions)
  • Nov 10 Vanessa Angel, actress (Weird Science, Kingpin), born in London, England
  • Nov 10 Kyle Kopp, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Nov 10 Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 11 Benedicta Boccoli, Milan Italy
  • Nov 11 Gina Pillitiere, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 12 David Schwimmer, actor (Ross-Friends), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 13 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • Nov 14 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Curt Schilling, Anchorage AK, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 14 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 14 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • Nov 15 Rachel True, American actress
  • Nov 16 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 16 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • Nov 16 Tammy Lauren, SD California, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue)
  • Nov 16 Tim Scott, Hanford California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Nov 16 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • Nov 16 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • Nov 16 Dean McDermott, Canadian actor
  • Nov 16 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • Nov 17 Jeff Buckley, musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim California (d. 1997)
  • Nov 17 Daisy Fuentes, model/MTV veejay (America's Funniest Videos)
  • Nov 17 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 17 Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 17 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • Nov 18 Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 18 Gwendolyn Hajek, playmate (September, 1987), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Nov 18 Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 18 Tommie Stowers, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 18 Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • Nov 19 Brian Wilsterman, soccer player (Dordreecht '90)
  • Nov 19 Gail Devers, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 19 Rocco DiSpirito, American chef
  • Nov 20 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996)
  • Nov 20 Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist
  • Nov 21 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 21 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl 1992)
  • Nov 22 Brian Robbins, American actor (Eric-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 22 Nicholas Rowe, actor (Young Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)
  • Nov 23 Jerry Kelly, PGA golfer (1993 Nike Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 23 Vincent Cassel, French actor
  • Nov 24 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
  • Nov 24 Paul Robinett, American internet personality
  • Nov 24 Russell Watson, British singer
  • Nov 25 Mark Whiten, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Nov 25 Stacy Lattisaw, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 25 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • Nov 26 Jay Berger, Fort Dix NJ, tennis star
  • Nov 26 Sue Wicks, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • Nov 26 Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model
  • Nov 27 Carwell Gardner, NFL fullback (Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers)
  • Nov 27 Chryssandra Hines, Bristol Conn, team handball wing (Olympics-1996)
  • Nov 27 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Nov 27 Andy Merrill, American voice actor
  • Nov 28 Sam Seder, American comedian
  • Nov 30 Phillipe Bozon, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Nov 30 Ed Kemper, American serial killer
  • Nov 30 Wil Mara, American author
  • Nov 30 David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Mississippi John Hurt, rocker, dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
  • Nov 2 Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Eric Spear, British composer for film and TV (Coronation Street theme)
  • Nov 7 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • Nov 8 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Quincy Porter, US composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • Nov 18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 18 Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies
  • Nov 22 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles, dies
  • Nov 23 Seán T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • Nov 26 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63