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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1966?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

Trainspotting

Trainspotting

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Country: United States of America

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1966?
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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

World Aflame by Billy Graham

World Aflame

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World aflame

A Gift Of Joy by Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke

A Gift Of Joy

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Recipes

The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton

The Billion Dollar Brain

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A Cold war adventure.

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?