June 1966 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 2,400 people attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
  • 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 -10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
  • Jun 6 Civil rights activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
  • Jun 6 Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
  • Jun 6 Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement
  • 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 10 Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0
  • 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 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • Jun 12 Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Jun 13 US Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspects must be informed of rights
  • Jun 14 Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
  • Jun 16 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win
  • Jun 17 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers
  • 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 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • Jun 26 Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland
  • Jun 27 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2
  • Jun 29 Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time
  • 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 Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 13 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 19 Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • Jun 21 Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
  • Jun 21 Mancow Muller, American radio personality
  • Jun 21 Gretchen Carlson, American television commentator, born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Jun 22 Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 27 Giambattista Valli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 29 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario

Weddings in History

  • Jun 6 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford
  • Jun 15 English writer of blockbuster novels, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • Jun 7 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
  • Jun 8 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), dies in an aircraft collison at 45
  • Jun 27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies