Historical Events in 1966 (Part 4)

Events 601 - 653 of 653

  • 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
  • Dec 1 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
  • Dec 1 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colo
  • Dec 2 Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
  • Dec 3 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • Dec 3 31st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 4 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Dec 5 "I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • Dec 6 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
  • Dec 7 A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Dec 8 US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
  • Dec 10 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
  • Dec 10 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S. Mulliken
  • Dec 11 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
  • Dec 12 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
  • Dec 12 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)
  • Dec 13 1st US bombing of Hanoi
  • Dec 13 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • Dec 13 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78
  • Dec 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 15 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Dec 15 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
  • Dec 15 John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
  • Dec 16 The Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK

Music releaseMusic Single

Dec 16 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 18 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Dec 18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 18 Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • Dec 20 NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
  • Dec 20 Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
  • Dec 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 21 USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
  • Dec 22 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23 Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program
  • Dec 24 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Dec 24 Soviet spacecraft Luna 13 lands on Moon
  • Dec 24 USAF C144 military charter aircraft crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam, killing 129
  • Dec 26 Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday
  • Dec 26 Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club
  • Dec 27 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Dec 28 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
  • Dec 28 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • Dec 29 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass)

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 30 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

Actress Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
  • Dec 31 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks
  • Dec 31 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92
  • Dec 31 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks