Historical Events in September 1966

  • Sep 1 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
  • Sep 3 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • Sep 3 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
  • Sep 4 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
  • Sep 4 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)

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Sep 5 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day telethon raises $1 million

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 5 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 7 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Sep 8 "Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 8 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 8 The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II

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Sep 9 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Sep 10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 10 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 10 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
  • Sep 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Sep 11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat
  • Sep 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
  • Sep 11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Sep 12 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 12 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
  • Sep 12 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 12 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Sep 12 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching
  • Sep 12 86th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 80th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 13 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
  • Sep 15 First British nuclear ballistic missile submarine HMS Resolution launched
  • Sep 15 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
  • Sep 15 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
  • Sep 15 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.
  • Sep 16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center, New York
  • Sep 17 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 19 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • Sep 20 US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
  • Sep 21 Five inches of rain falls on NYC
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi

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Sep 22 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • Sep 22 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • Sep 22 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • Sep 22 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
  • Sep 24 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
  • Sep 24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Sep 25 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • Sep 25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • Sep 26 "Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • Sep 29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • Sep 29 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • Sep 29 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • Sep 30 Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Sep 30 USSR performs underground nuclear test