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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1966?


Events

  • 01 May 1966 US troops shooting targets in Cambodia.
  • 02 May 1966 Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
  • 03 May 1966 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 04 May 1966 Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in the USSR
  • 05 May 1966 Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II.
  • 06 May 1966 Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • 07 May 1966 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02.
  • 08 May 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open.
  • 09 May 1966 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
  • 11 May 1966 Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I.
  • 13 May 1966 US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • 14 May 1966 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
  • 15 May 1966 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational.
  • 16 May 1966 Stokely Carmichael named Chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • 17 May 1966 KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 19 May 1966 Gertrude Baniszewski is found guilty of murdering and torturing Sylvia Likens and is sentenced to life in prison. (she is released on parole in December 1985).
  • 21 May 1966 Downtown by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • 22 May 1966 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
  • 23 May 1966 Beatles release Paperback Writer
  • 24 May 1966 Mame opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1508 performances.
  • 25 May 1966 Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima, Peru; 248 die.
  • 26 May 1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in HuT South-Vietnam.
  • 27 May 1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes.
  • 28 May 1966 Ballad Of Irving by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • 29 May 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • 30 May 1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon.
  • 31 May 1966 The Philippines reestablishes diplomatic relations with Malaysia.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1966?
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Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader

Unsafe At Any Speed

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Ralph Nader's classic book that tanked the Corviar. Published in 1965 Unsafe at any speed is the full story of how and why cars kill, and why the automobile manufacturers have failed

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle

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GREAT FOR THE HISTORY BUFF

Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns

Tell No Man

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tell no man

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

Columbella by Phyllis Whitney

Columbella

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Fleeing her own past, Jessica Abbot finds herself at the centre of a conflict at Hampden House in the Virgin Islands, and is confronted by a tormenting, destructive woman married to