March 1966 calendar

March 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1966?


  • 01 Mar 1966 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet
  • 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
  • 05 Mar 1966 BOAC Flight 911, a Boeing 707 aircraft, breaks apart in mid-air due to clear-air turbulence and crashes into Mount Fuji, Japan, killing all 124 people on board.
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Music charts

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

  1. - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
  2. - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  3. - 19th Nervous Breakdown
  4. - Lightnin' Strikes
  5. - Listen People

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  2. - Somebody Help Me
  3. - I Can't Let Go
  4. - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
  5. - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1966?

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle



Yes I Can by Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Yes I Can


Paperback, biography, entertainment.

Is Paris Burning? by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Is Paris Burning?


The dramatic story of Paris's liberation by the Allies comes from the bestselling author of The City of Joy. Is Paris Burning

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.

A Gift Of Joy by Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke

A Gift Of Joy