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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1966?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1966 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 02 Jan 1966 Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game.
  • 03 Jan 1966 Floyd B McKissick, named National Director of CORE
  • 04 Jan 1966 WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 08 Jan 1966 Who and the Kinks perform on the last Shindig TV show on ABC
  • 09 Jan 1966 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism.
  • 10 Jan 1966 India and Pakistan sign peace accord.
  • 11 Jan 1966 Daktari African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 12 Jan 1966 Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
  • 13 Jan 1966 1st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • 15 Jan 1966 AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19.
  • 16 Jan 1966 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic Bishop in US
  • 17 Jan 1966 B-52 / KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • 18 Jan 1966 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • 19 Jan 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St. Augustine, premieres in London
  • 20 Jan 1966 Demonstrations occur against high food prices in Hungary.
  • 21 Jan 1966 Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro resigns due to a power struggle in his party.
  • 24 Jan 1966 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jan 1966 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 26 Jan 1966 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2).
  • 27 Jan 1966 The British government promises the U.S. that British troops in Malaysia will stay until more peaceful conditions occur in the region.
  • 29 Jan 1966 Sweet Charity opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • 30 Jan 1966 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
  • 31 Jan 1966 USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon

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Movies

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America