Historical Events in June 1966

  • Jun 1 2,400 people 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
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
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
  • Jun 5 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)
  • Jun 6 Civil rights 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 Washington Senator, 2-0

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 10 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
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

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jun 11 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 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 Show
  • Jun 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Jun 13 US 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

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

  • 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 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, 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 Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time
  • Jun 29 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins
  • 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