Historical Events in June 1966

  • 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
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 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
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