1966 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 375 of 375

  • 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
  • Nov 1 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
  • Nov 1 Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
  • Nov 1 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
  • 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 6 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
  • Nov 7 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 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 High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame
  • Nov 15 Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • Nov 16 Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail
  • Nov 16 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • 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 Roman Catholic 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 Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
  • Nov 21 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • 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 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Nov 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)
  • Nov 26 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • Nov 27 Uruguay adopts constitution
  • Nov 28 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
  • Nov 28 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • 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, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado
  • Dec 2 Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
  • Dec 3 US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Miss
  • Dec 6 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
  • Dec 7 A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people.
  • 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 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 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
  • Dec 15 John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
  • 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 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 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 28 13 die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts
  • Dec 28 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Dec 29 Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • Dec 31 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • Dec 31 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks

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