July 1966 calendar

July 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1966?


  • 01 Jul 1966 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • 02 Jul 1966 1st France nuclear explosion on Mururoa atoll
  • 03 Jul 1966 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • 04 Jul 1966 Beatles attacked in Philippines after insulting Imelda Marcos
  • 05 Jul 1966 New York City transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • 06 Jul 1966 Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • 07 Jul 1966 A Warsaw Pact conference ends with a promise to support North Vietnam.
  • 08 Jul 1966 US airline strike (until August 19th)
  • 09 Jul 1966 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 10 Jul 1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 11 Jul 1966 The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • 12 Jul 1966 10.51 (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • 13 Jul 1966 Richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • 14 Jul 1966 Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • 16 Jul 1966 Half a Sixpence closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • 17 Jul 1966 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 18 Jul 1966 Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
  • 19 Jul 1966 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
  • 21 Jul 1966 Gemini X returns to Earth.
  • 23 Jul 1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • 24 Jul 1966 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone Country Club - Akron
  • 25 Jul 1966 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
  • 26 Jul 1966 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Jul 1966 The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba.
  • 29 Jul 1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York
  • 30 Jul 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
  • 31 Jul 1966 Charles Whitman wounds 46 and kills 5 at University of Texas
  • 02 Jul 1966 France conducts its first nuclear weapon test in the Pacific, on Moruroa Atoll.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Strangers In The Night
  2. - Paperback Writer
  3. - Hanky Panky
  4. - Wild Thing
  5. - Red Rubber Ball

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sunny Afternoon
  2. - With A Girl Like You
  3. - Get Away
  4. - Out Of Time
  5. - Paperback Writer


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1966?

Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love


From courtship to the White House, John and Abigail Adams' love story

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower


"The diplomatic origins of the War, so-called are only the fever chart for the patient. They do not reveal what caused the fever.

Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Response


This is the Bible for the Sex Revolution of 1960s. It's impossible to say if this book led or caused the Sex Revolution.

Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader

Unsafe At Any Speed


Ralph Nader's classic book on the Corviar. 1965 Unsafe at all speeds is the complete story about how cars kill and why automobile manufacturers failed.

I, The King by Frances Parkinson Keyes

I, The King


The life of Philip IV of Spain, and the women who most influenced it. His first wife Isabel of Bourbon was his second; Ines Calderon, his true love, is the young actress; and Sor