Historical Events in November 1966

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 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
  • 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