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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Anand

Anand

Directed by: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Country: United States of America

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Country: United States of America

Fargo

Fargo

Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Country: United States of America

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in March 1966?
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Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart

Airs Above The Ground

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Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire.

A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

A Thousand Days

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

A Gift Of Joy by Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke

A Gift Of Joy

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Recipes

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle

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GREAT FOR THE HISTORY BUFF

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.