Historical Events in 1966 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 653

  • Apr 26 An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Apr 27 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert
  • Apr 28 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 28 38th Academy Awards: "The Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win

Actor Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
  • Apr 28 Cleve ties record with 10th straight win since Opening Day
  • Apr 28 OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms
  • Apr 30 Anton LaVey founds the Church of Satan in San Francisco, California
  • May 1 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
  • May 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • May 1 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
  • May 1 US troops shooting targets in Cambodia
  • May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
  • May 3 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 4 Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in USSR
  • May 5 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • May 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 5 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 6 Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • May 6 Most runs scored in 11th inning (9) Phils score 5 to beat Pirates 8-7
  • May 6 Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
  • May 7 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
  • May 7 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
  • May 7 Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene
  • May 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • May 8 Last game at old Busch stadium, St Louis Card lose 10-5 to SF
  • May 8 Only HR ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Park (Frank Robinson)
  • May 9 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
  • May 9 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • May 10 25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May
  • May 11 11th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Partizan 2-1 at Brussels
  • May 12 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
  • May 13 Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black"
  • May 13 US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • May 14 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
  • May 14 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
  • May 15 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
  • May 15 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
  • May 15 South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
  • May 16 Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released
  • May 16 National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
  • May 16 Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • May 16 "May 16 Notification" released, Mao's offical justification for the Cultural Revolution
  • May 17 KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 20 19th Cannes Film Festival: "A Man and a Woman" directed by Claude Lelouch and "The Birds, the Bees and the Italians" directed by Pietro Germi jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • May 21 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • May 21 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • May 21 91st Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
  • May 21 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 21 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 21 A "loyalist" group calling itself the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) issued a statement declaring war on the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

May 22 18th Emmy Awards: The Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • May 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 23 The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
  • May 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
  • May 25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • May 26 Buddhist sets himself on fire at US consulate in Hué, South Vietnam
  • May 26 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
  • May 27 55th German F-104 Starfighter crashes
  • May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain
  • May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • May 28 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
  • May 30 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)
  • May 30 US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
  • 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
  • Jul 1 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • Jul 1 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
  • Jul 1 NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
  • Jul 1 Medicare goes into effect
  • Jul 1 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
  • Jul 1 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • Jul 2 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 3 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • Jul 3 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • Jul 3 Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jul 5 NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • Jul 5 National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
  • Jul 5 Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
  • Jul 6 Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
  • Jul 8 US airline strike (until Aug 19th)
  • Jul 8 King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

  • Jul 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 10 US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
  • Jul 12 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • Jul 12 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
  • Jul 12 Start of 3 day race riot in Chicago, looting brings out National Guardsmen
  • Jul 12 US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
  • Jul 13 Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • Jul 14 Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • Jul 14 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • Jul 16 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Jul 16 Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts
  • Jul 16 Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community
  • Jul 17 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 performances
  • Jul 17 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 17 Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
  • Jul 17 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
  • Jul 18 Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
  • Jul 18 Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)
  • Jul 19 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
  • Jul 19 Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot)
  • Jul 21 Gemini X returns to Earth
  • Jul 21 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • Jul 23 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • Jul 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
  • Jul 24 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • Jul 24 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 25 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 25 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for George Harrison's "While My Guitar..."

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Mao Zedong swims the Yangtze River

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Jul 25 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
  • Jul 25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jul 26 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 26 Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jul 29 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
  • Jul 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • Jul 30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London
  • Jul 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 30 US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Aug 1 Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas
  • Aug 2 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
  • Aug 3 South African government bans Beatle records
  • Aug 4 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 5 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • Aug 5 Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-heavyweight boxing title