Historical Events in November 1966

  • Nov 1 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created

Sports History

Nov 1 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues

  • Nov 1 NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans; name "Saints" alludes to November 1, All Saints Day in Catholic faith
  • 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 (Florence, Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • Nov 5 BYU quarterback Virgil Carter sets new NCAA single-game records with 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offence in 53-33 win against Texas Western in Provo, Utah
  • Nov 5 The Monkees score their 1st Billboard No. 1 - ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 6 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
  • Nov 6 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
  • Nov 7 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC

Meeting of Interest

Nov 7 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London [1]

  • Nov 7 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

Sports History

Nov 8 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

Sports History

Nov 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

  • Nov 9 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances
  • Nov 9 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens

Historic Event

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 18-year-old US High schooler Robert Smith kills 5 people at Arizona's Rose-Mar Beauty College for fame

A Selfie in Space

Nov 12 Buzz Aldrin takes the first 'space selfie', a photo of himself performing extravehicular activity in space during the Gemini program

  • 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

TV Show Appearance

Nov 13 American comedian Flip Wilson makes his debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; he returns 10 times [1]

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

  • Nov 15 Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • Nov 16 "Greatest Hits" album by The Temptations is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1967)
  • Nov 16 Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail

Sports History

Nov 16 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

  • 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 performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 18 US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
  • Nov 19 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 20 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times
  • Nov 20 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 1166 performances, wins 8 Tony Awards
  • 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 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.

Film Release

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

  • 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 26 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Saskatchewan Roughriders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa, 29-14
  • Nov 26 Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn musical "Walking Happy", based on the 1916 novel "Hobson's Choice", opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 161 performances
  • Nov 27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • Nov 27 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins back-to-back titles by 2 shots from Judy Kimball and Mary Mills
  • 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
  • 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