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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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 August 1966: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1966?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1966 Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 andwounds 31 at University of Texas
  • 02 Aug 1966 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
  • 03 Aug 1966 S African government bans Beatle records
  • 05 Aug 1966 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • 06 Aug 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
  • 07 Aug 1966 Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • 10 Aug 1966 First lunar orbiter launched by US.
  • 11 Aug 1966 Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • 12 Aug 1966 The General Services Administration turns the New Orleans Mint over to the state of Louisiana.
  • 14 Aug 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 15 Aug 1966 Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission.
  • 16 Aug 1966 Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
  • 17 Aug 1966 Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit.
  • 18 Aug 1966 Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong.
  • 19 Aug 1966 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • 20 Aug 1966 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • 21 Aug 1966 Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti-Nasser agitation.
  • 22 Aug 1966 Beatles arrive in New York City
  • 23 Aug 1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
  • 24 Aug 1966 USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
  • 26 Aug 1966 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 27 Aug 1966 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • 28 Aug 1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • 29 Aug 1966 Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)
  • 30 Aug 1966 France offers independence to French Somaliland.
  • 31 Aug 1966 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Country: United States of America

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Country: United States of America

The Help

The Help

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Country: United States of America

Sling Blade

Sling Blade

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter

Country: United States of America

Notorious

Notorious

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1966?
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Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman

Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry

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Rabbi Small returns in this New York Times–bestselling novel to investigate a mysterious death on the Day of Atonement The day before Yom Kippur, the synagogue sound system is on the blink,

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

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

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The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

The Embezzler by Louis Auchincloss

The Embezzler

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The Embezzler, first written in 1966, uses conflicting narrative voices and viewpoints to illuminate the fabled dimensions of American economic history as it was then understood.