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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1966?


Events

  • 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 (shortwave listeners)
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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

Country: United States of America

This Property Is Condemned

This Property Is Condemned

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

Country: United States of America

The Blue Max

The Blue Max

Release year: 1966

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp

Country: United States of America

Khartoum

Khartoum

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon

Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Country: United States of America

Georgy Girl

Georgy Girl

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Silvio Narizzano

Starring: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1966?
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Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love

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The love story of John and Abigail Adams from courtship to the White House

Menfreya In The Morning by Victoria Holt

Menfreya In The Morning

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For Harriet Delvaney, the great house of Menfreya, standing like a fortress on the Cornish coast, had always been a citadel of happiness and high spirits.

I, The King by Frances Parkinson Keyes

I, The King

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

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower

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"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes

The Double Image

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While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.