What Happened in 1966 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 653

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Aug 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
  • Aug 5 Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 6 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Aug 6 Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
  • Aug 6 US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • Aug 7 Race riot in Lansing Michigan
  • Aug 8 South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
  • Aug 10 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
  • Aug 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • Aug 11 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • Aug 13 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 14 1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
  • Aug 14 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
  • Aug 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 15 Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
  • Aug 17 NASA satellite Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 19 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • Aug 20 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • Aug 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Aug 22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • Aug 23 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
  • Aug 24 USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
  • Aug 26 Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 26 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 27 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
  • Aug 27 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • Aug 27 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • Aug 28 27th Venice Film Festival: "The Battle of Algiers" directed by Gillo Pontecorvo wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 The Beatles' last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
  • Aug 29 Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
  • Aug 31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
  • Sep 1 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
  • Sep 3 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • Sep 3 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • Sep 4 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
  • Sep 4 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 7 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 8 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 8 The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Sep 10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • Sep 10 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 10 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
  • Sep 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Sep 11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
  • Sep 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Sep 11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Sep 12 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 12 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
  • Sep 12 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 12 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching
  • Sep 12 86th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 80th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 13 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 15 First British nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Resolution launched
  • Sep 15 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • Sep 15 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
  • Sep 15 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • Sep 16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York
  • Sep 17 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 19 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • Sep 20 US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
  • Sep 21 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • Sep 22 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • Sep 22 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • Sep 22 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • Sep 24 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
  • Sep 24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Sep 25 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • Sep 26 "Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • Sep 29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • Sep 29 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • Sep 29 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • Sep 30 Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 1 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • Oct 1 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • Oct 1 West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • Oct 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 2 LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • Oct 3 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
  • Oct 4 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,054

  • May 10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • May 11 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 11 Trenidad Hubbard, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 11 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
  • May 12 Rafael Bournigal, Azua Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • May 12 Stephen Baldwin, actor (Beast, Lawrenceville Stories, Usual Suspects)
  • May 12 Steven Conran, Lithgow NSW, Australian golfer
  • May 12 Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian singer
  • May 13 Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
  • May 13 Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish)
  • May 13 Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host
  • May 14 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus)
  • May 14 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 14 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • May 14 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • May 14 Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • May 14 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
  • May 15 Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 16 Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • May 16 Scott Reeves, actor (Ryan-Young & Restless), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 16 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • May 16 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 17 Danny Manning, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns)
  • May 17 Mark Kratzmann, Australia, tennis star
  • May 17 Mark Schmocker, Interlaken Switz, US team handball goalie (Oly-96)
  • May 18 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • May 19 Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • May 19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 19 Polly Walker, British actress
  • May 19 Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
  • May 20 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • May 20 Liselotte Neumann, Finspang Sweden, LPGA golfer (1988 US Women's Open)
  • May 20 Mindy Cohn, LA, actress (Facts of Life)
  • May 20 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
  • May 20 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • May 20 Gina Ravera, American actress
  • May 21 Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • May 22 Donald Royal, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)
  • May 22 Jose Mesa, Azua Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 22 Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
  • May 23 Gary Roberts, North York, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • May 23 Graeme Hick, cricketer (in Zimbabwe Massive run-scorer for Worcs)
  • May 24 Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 24 Eric Cantona, French footballer
  • May 24 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  • May 25 Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • May 25 Dave Hollins, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 25 Melissa McNamara, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 25 Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Helena Bonham Carter, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End), born in London, England

  • May 26 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 26 Billy Downes, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • May 26 Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
  • May 26 Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
  • May 27 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 27 John Jaha, Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • May 27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 27 Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
  • May 28 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • May 29 Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 30 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • May 30 Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
  • May 31 Jessica Monroe, Palo Alto California, Canadian rower (Olympics-96)
  • May 31 Roshan Mahanama, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening batsman)
  • May 31 Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian
  • 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, Genoa Italy, singer
  • 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, Culver City California, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1984)
  • 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, Minneapolis MN, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 18 Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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