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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America

Amélie

Amélie

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1966?
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The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle

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The Lady Of The House by Sally Stanford

The Lady Of The House

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"I didn't set out to be a madam,' Sally writes, 'any more than Arthur Michael Ramsey - when he was a kid - figured someday on becoming Archbishop of Canterbury.

Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Is Paris Burning?

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From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning?

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 …

Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader

Unsafe At Any Speed

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Ralph Nader's classic book that tanked the Corviar. Published in 1965 Unsafe at any speed is the full story of how and why cars kill, and why the automobile manufacturers have failed