Historical Events in 1966 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 653

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Aug 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 5 The Beatles release thier "Revolver" album in the UK
  • Aug 5 Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 6 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Aug 6 Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
  • Aug 6 US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • Aug 7 Race riot in Lansing Michigan
  • Aug 8 South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
  • Aug 9 The Beatles release their "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
  • Aug 10 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
  • Aug 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
  • Aug 11 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • Aug 13 8th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Aug 14 1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
  • Aug 14 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
  • Aug 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 15 Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
  • Aug 17 NASA satellite Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 19 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • Aug 20 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • Aug 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Aug 22 The Beatles arrive in New York
  • Aug 23 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
  • Aug 24 USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
  • Aug 26 Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 26 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 27 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
  • Aug 27 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • Aug 27 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • Aug 28 27th Venice Film Festival: "The Battle of Algiers" directed by Gillo Pontecorvo wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 The Beatles' last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
  • Aug 29 Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
  • Aug 31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
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
  • Oct 1 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
  • Oct 1 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
  • Oct 1 West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • Oct 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 2 LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • Oct 3 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
  • Oct 4 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • Oct 4 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Oct 4 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 6 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • Oct 6 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
  • Oct 6 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.
  • Oct 8 Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52)
  • Oct 9 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
  • Oct 9 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Oct 13 173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam
  • Oct 13 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Oct 14 175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
  • Oct 14 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • Oct 15 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene"
  • Oct 15 LBJ signs a bill creating US Department of Transportation
  • Oct 15 Black Panther Party created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
  • Oct 16 Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • Oct 18 "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • Oct 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 19 Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Oct 21 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales
  • Oct 22 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • Oct 22 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 23 Sandra Spuzich/Jack Rule wins Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • Oct 23 17th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by 14 points
  • Oct 25 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
  • Oct 26 First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
  • Oct 26 US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • Oct 27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 27 UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • Oct 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 28 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
  • Oct 29 Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E
  • Oct 29 National Organization of Women founded
  • Oct 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
  • Oct 30 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup: David Pearson wins
  • 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 comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the US
  • 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

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
  • Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
  • 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 attacks in New York City smog, smoggiest day in city's history
  • Nov 24 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sergeant Pepper"
  • Nov 24 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • Nov 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
  • 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