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 Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
  • 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 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
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
  • 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
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 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

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 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
  • 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
  • Nov 29 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101