June 1966 calendar

June 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1966?


  • 01 Jun 1966 Joaquin Balaguer elected President of Dominican Republic
  • 02 Jun 1966 US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
  • 03 Jun 1966 European DX Council forms in Copenhagen
  • 04 Jun 1966 Batman & His Grandmother by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • 05 Jun 1966 Cin Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 06 Jun 1966 Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
  • 07 Jun 1966 New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
  • 08 Jun 1966 NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970.
  • 10 Jun 1966 Beatles record Rain, 1st to use reverse tapes
  • 11 Jun 1966 I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • 12 Jun 1966 Dave Clark 5 set record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
  • 13 Jun 1966 The US Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. The adopted text: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you."
  • 14 Jun 1966 Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
  • 16 Jun 1966 Rowan & Martin Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 17 Jun 1966 An Air France personnel strike begins.
  • 18 Jun 1966 CIA chief William Raborn resigns Richard Helms becomes his successor.
  • 19 Jun 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • 20 Jun 1966 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic Country Club - San Francisco
  • 21 Jun 1966 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • 24 Jun 1966 Period of relative peace following WWII exceeds that following WWI
  • 25 Jun 1966 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • 26 Jun 1966 Time for Singing closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 27 Jun 1966 1st sci-fi soap opera, Dark Shadows, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 28 Jun 1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • 29 Jun 1966 In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for 1st time
  • 30 Jun 1966 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
  • 08 Jun 1966 An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - When A Man Loves A Woman
  2. - Paint It, Black
  3. - Paperback Writer
  4. - Strangers In The Night
  5. - A Groovy Kind Of Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Strangers In The Night
  2. - Sunny Afternoon
  3. - Paperback Writer
  4. - Get Away
  5. - Paint It, Black


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1966?

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.

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes

The Double Image


John Craig, an American historian, is shocked to meet his college professor while doing research in Paris.

Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love


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

The Last Hundred Days by John Toland

The Last Hundred Days


The Last 100 Days is a dramatic countdown of World War II's final months in Europe. It shows the decline of power and the eventual surrender of the Third Reich.

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