February 1966 calendar

February 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1966?


  • 01 Feb 1966 West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.
  • 03 Feb 1966 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • 04 Feb 1966 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport, Japan; kills 133.
  • 05 Feb 1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island.
  • 07 Feb 1966 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Feb 1966 The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
  • 09 Feb 1966 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • 10 Feb 1966 Harmel government in Belgium resigns.
  • 11 Feb 1966 The Belgian government resigns.
  • 12 Feb 1966 Tay Vinh massacre: Vietnam War.
  • 14 Feb 1966 Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
  • 15 Feb 1966 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater.
  • 16 Feb 1966 Bob Cowper makes 307 versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 727 minute s, 20 fours.
  • 17 Feb 1966 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
  • 19 Feb 1966 The naval minister of the United Kingdom, Christopher Mayhew, resigns.
  • 20 Feb 1966 Author Valery Tarsis banished in the USSR
  • 22 Feb 1966 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok and Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • 23 Feb 1966 Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda.
  • 24 Feb 1966 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.
  • 25 Feb 1966 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
  • 26 Feb 1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Feb 1966 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford (Great Britain).
  • 28 Feb 1966 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • 03 Feb 1966 The Soviet Union's Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the Moon, and the first spacecraft to take pictures from the surface of the Moon.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1966?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - My Love
  2. - Lightnin' Strikes
  3. - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  4. - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  5. - Barbara Ann

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  2. - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  3. - Michelle
  4. - I Can't Let Go
  5. - You Were On My Mind


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1966?

World Aflame by Billy Graham

World Aflame


World aflame

The Rabbi by Noah Gordon

The Rabbi


The New York Times bestseller that follows the life and career a rabbi through America. --Los Angeles TimesMichael kind was raised in New York's Jewish cauldron in 1920s New York and is familiar with the materialism and stresses of urban …

Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart

Airs Above The Ground


Vanessa March didn't know she should look for her husband in Vienna, until she saw him in a newsreel shot at the scene a deadly fire.

A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery

A Gift Of Prophecy


The story of Jeane Dixon, the remarkable prophet who foresaw: President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the identity of his killer; Teddy Kennedy’s accident; the Gift of Prophecy

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood


National Bestseller Four members of the Clutter Family were brutally killed by blasts from a shotgun a few inches away in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959.