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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1966?


Events

  • 01 Mar 1966 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
  • 02 Mar 1966 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • 03 Mar 1966 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Mar 1966 North Sea Gas is first pumped ashore by British Petroleum.
  • 05 Mar 1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 07 Mar 1966 Wait A Minim! opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • 08 Mar 1966 Golden Boy closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 09 Mar 1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black Governor of Federal Reserve Board
  • 10 Mar 1966 North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley.
  • 11 Mar 1966 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out.
  • 12 Mar 1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 13 Mar 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational.
  • 15 Mar 1966 8th Grammy Awards: "Taste of Honey", Tom Jones, Frank Sintra, and Barbra Streisand.
  • 16 Mar 1966 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott; aborted after 6.5 orbits.
  • 17 Mar 1966 South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund.
  • 18 Mar 1966 Pousse Cafe opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 19 Mar 1966 Pousse Cafe closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 20 Mar 1966 The World Cup Trophy (the quotJules Rimetquot) is stolen at an exhibition it is later found by a dog named quotPicklesquot and his owner David Corbett.
  • 21 Mar 1966 US Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts' ruling that film Fanny Hill is obscene.
  • 22 Mar 1966 In Washington, D.C., General Motors President James M. Roche appears before a Senate subcommittee, and apologizes to consumer advocate Ralph Nader for the company's intimidation and harassment campaign against him.
  • 23 Mar 1966 Pope Paul VI and Arthur Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.
  • 24 Mar 1966 US Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance.
  • 25 Mar 1966 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the Yesterday and Today album, It is later pulled
  • 26 Mar 1966 Demonstrations are held across the United States against the Vietnam War.
  • 27 Mar 1966 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational.
  • 29 Mar 1966 The 23rd Communist Party Conference is held in the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev demands that U.S. troops leave Vietnam, and announces that Chinese-Soviet relations are not satisfying.
  • 30 Mar 1966 Barbra Streisand stars on Color Me Barbra special on CBS
  • 31 Mar 1966 USSR launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter

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Movies

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War and Peace

War and Peace

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

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

Country: United States of America

The Trouble with Angels

The Trouble with Angels

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Ida Lupino

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes, Camilla Sparv

Country: United States of America

Django

Django

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States of America

Le stagioni del nostro amore

Le stagioni del nostro amore

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Florestano Vancini

Starring: Enrico Maria Salerno, Anouk Aimée, Jacqueline Sassard, Gastone Moschin

Alfie

Alfie

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1966?
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Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

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The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

Yes I Can by Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Yes I Can

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Paperback, biography, entertainment.

The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara

The Lockwood Concern

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THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

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

The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark

The Honey Badger

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Robert Chester Ruark was one of the mid-20th centuries "larger-than-life" characters: journalist, author, world traveller and big game hunter and in this, his last work, it is impossible to fathom where