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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1966.
The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1966: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1966?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1966 China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution".
  • 02 Apr 1966 WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Apr 1966 Luna 10 orbits Moon
  • 04 Apr 1966 Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
  • 05 Apr 1966 WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 06 Apr 1966 Mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India.
  • 07 Apr 1966 US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
  • 08 Apr 1966 OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • 09 Apr 1966 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
  • 11 Apr 1966 Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
  • 12 Apr 1966 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
  • 13 Apr 1966 Pan Am places US$525 million order for 25 Boeing 747s.
  • 14 Apr 1966 The South Vietnamese government promises free elections in 3–5 months.
  • 15 Apr 1966 KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Apr 1966 Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
  • 17 Apr 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • 18 Apr 1966 Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
  • 19 Apr 1966 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
  • 20 Apr 1966 WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Apr 1966 Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • 22 Apr 1966 Atlanta Braves win their first game, beating New York Mets 8-4.
  • 24 Apr 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational.
  • 25 Apr 1966 Drunk driver kills ten children in Asse, Belgium.
  • 26 Apr 1966 An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
  • 27 Apr 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert
  • 28 Apr 1966 38th Academy Awards - The Sound of Music, Julie Christie and Lee Marvin win.
  • 29 Apr 1966 U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000.
  • 30 Apr 1966 The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.

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Movies

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Django

Django

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States of America

Daimajin

Daimajin

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Kimiyoshi Yasuda

Starring: Miwa Takada, Yoshihiko Aoyama, Jun Fujimaki, Ryûtarô Gomi

Ne nous fâchons pas

Ne nous fâchons pas

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Georges Lautner

Starring: Lino Ventura, Mireille Darc, Jean Lefebvre, Michel Constantin

The Night of the Grizzly

The Night of the Grizzly

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Starring: Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Nancy Kulp

Gunpoint

Gunpoint

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Earl Bellamy

Starring: Audie Murphy, Joan Staley, Warren Stevens, Edgar Buchanan

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1966?
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

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National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches

Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman

Up The Down Staircase

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Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United …

Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love

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The love story of John and Abigail Adams from courtship to the White House

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes

The Double Image

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While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.

A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery

A Gift Of Prophecy

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A Gift of Prophecy tells the story of the extraordinary Jeane Dixon who predicted: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the name of his killer; Teddy Kennedy's accident; the