What Happened in 1966 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 653 of 653

  • 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
  • Dec 1 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
  • Dec 1 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colo
  • Dec 2 Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
  • Dec 3 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • Dec 3 31st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 4 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Dec 5 "I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • Dec 6 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
  • Dec 7 A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Dec 8 US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
  • Dec 10 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • Dec 10 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S. Mulliken
  • Dec 11 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
  • Dec 12 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
  • Dec 12 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)
  • Dec 13 1st US bombing of Hanoi
  • Dec 13 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • Dec 13 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
  • Dec 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 15 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Dec 15 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
  • Dec 15 John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
  • Dec 16 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK

Music releaseMusic Single

Dec 16 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 18 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 18 Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • Dec 20 NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
  • Dec 20 Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
  • Dec 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 21 USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
  • Dec 22 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23 Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program
  • Dec 24 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Dec 24 Soviet spacecraft Luna 13 lands on Moon
  • Dec 24 USAF C144 military charter aircraft crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam, killing 129
  • Dec 26 Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday
  • Dec 26 Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club
  • Dec 27 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Dec 28 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
  • Dec 28 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • Dec 29 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 30 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

Actress Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
  • Dec 31 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
  • Dec 31 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92
  • Dec 31 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,054

  • 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)
  • Aug 1 Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • Aug 1 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Aug 1 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star
  • Aug 1 Pat Carter, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 1 James St. James, American author and nightlife personality
  • Aug 2 Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 2 Tim Wakefield [Timothy Stephen], Melbourne, Florida, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox-1995 AL Comeback Player of the Year)
  • Aug 3 Christine Richters, Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)
  • Aug 3 Eric Esch, American boxer
  • Aug 4 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • Aug 5 Jonathan Silverman, LA Cal, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Single Guy)
  • Aug 6 William Fred Mayfair, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open)
  • Aug 7 Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
  • Aug 7 Tony Stargell, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 7 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
  • Aug 8 Chris Eubank, English boxer
  • Aug 8 John Hudek, American baseball player
  • Aug 9 Pat Petersen, actor (Michael-Knots Landing), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 9 Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 10 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 10 Hansi Kürsch, German singer
  • Aug 11 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • Aug 11 Nigel Martyn, English footballer
  • Aug 12 Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 12 Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Aug 12 Gordy Morgan, Minneapolis MN, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)
  • Aug 12 Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 12 Les Ferdinand, English footballer
  • Aug 13 Glenn Donald Hamilton, New Zealand beach volleyball player (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Aug 13 Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
  • Aug 14 David Hallyday, Boulougne France, actor (He's My Girl)
  • Aug 14 Halle Berry, American actress (Monsters Ball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 14 Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
  • Aug 15 Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 15 Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 15 Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
  • Aug 16 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England
  • Aug 16 Terry Shumpert, Paducah KY, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Aug 17 Cedric Figaro, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 17 Zefross Moss, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots)
  • Aug 17 Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer
  • Aug 17 Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder
  • Aug 17 Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 18 Cees Lock of hair, soccer player (NEC)
  • Aug 18 Steve Avery, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 18 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
  • Aug 18 Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Aug 19 Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer
  • Aug 19 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • Aug 20 Courtney Gibbs, Miss USA (1988)/actress (Baywatch)
  • Aug 20 Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • Aug 20 Steven Finn, Laval, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
  • Aug 20 Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist (Pantera)
  • Aug 20 Colin Cunningham, American actor (Centigrade, Falling Skies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 21 John Wetteland, San Mateo CA, pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos)
  • Aug 22 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
  • Aug 22 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord)
  • Aug 22 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 23 Laura Richmond, Fort Dix NJ, playmate (Sep, 1988)
  • Aug 23 Rhonda Cator, Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 23 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Aug 25 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 25 Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • Aug 25 Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
  • Aug 26 Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • Aug 26 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • Aug 27 Deena Wigger, Colorado Springs CO, US shooter (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 27 Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Aug 28 Jerry Fehily, rocker (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)
  • Aug 28 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
  • Aug 28 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • Aug 29 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • Aug 30 John Terry, CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 30 Michael Michele, Evansville In, actress (Nikki-Central Park West)
  • Aug 30 Simon Wheeldon, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Aug 31 Jeff Frye, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 31 Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier
  • Sep 1 Katja Bienert, actress (Praxis Bulowbogen), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 1 Stephane Talbot, Greenfield Park Que, golfer (1992 Quebec PGA)
  • Sep 1 Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 2 Salma Hayek, Mexican/-American actress (Desparado), born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

Actress Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
  • Sep 2 Dino Cazares, American musician
  • Sep 2 Olivier Panis, French race car driver

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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