What Happened in 1966 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 653

  • Oct 4 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Oct 4 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 6 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • Oct 6 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
  • Oct 6 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.
  • Oct 8 Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52)
  • Oct 9 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • Oct 9 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Oct 13 173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam
  • Oct 13 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Oct 14 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • Oct 14 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • Oct 15 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 LBJ signs a bill creating US Department of Transportation

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Oct 15 Black Panther Party created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
  • Oct 16 Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • Oct 18 "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • Oct 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 19 Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Oct 21 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales
  • Oct 22 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • Oct 22 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 23 Sandra Spuzich/Jack Rule wins Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • Oct 23 17th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by 14 points
  • Oct 25 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
  • Oct 26 First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
  • Oct 26 US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • Oct 27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 27 UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • Oct 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 28 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
  • Oct 29 Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E
  • Oct 29 National Organization of Women founded
  • Oct 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
  • Oct 30 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup: David Pearson wins
  • 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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,054

  • 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, Minneapolis MN, marathoner (Oly-1996)
  • 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, 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, 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
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

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Famous Deaths

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