November 1966 calendar

November 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1966?


  • 01 Nov 1966 Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
  • 02 Nov 1966 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Nov 1966 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • 05 Nov 1966 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • 06 Nov 1966 First entire lineup televised in color (NBC).
  • 07 Nov 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 08 Nov 1966 Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
  • 09 Nov 1966 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
  • 10 Nov 1966 Jack Lynch becomes Irish Premier
  • 11 Nov 1966 Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
  • 12 Nov 1966 Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 14 Nov 1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
  • 15 Nov 1966 Gemini XII (Lovell / Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • 16 Nov 1966 Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
  • 17 Nov 1966 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour).
  • 18 Nov 1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow
  • 19 Nov 1966 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 20 Nov 1966 Cabaret opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances
  • 21 Nov 1966 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • 22 Nov 1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida
  • 23 Nov 1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 24 Nov 1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for Sgt Pepper
  • 25 Nov 1966 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 26 Nov 1966 Walking Happy opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 27 Nov 1966 Uruguay adopts constitution
  • 28 Nov 1966 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • 29 Nov 1966 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • 30 Nov 1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain
  • 04 Nov 1966 The Arno River floods Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Venice is also submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm (76 in).
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Music charts

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

  1. - Last Train To Clarksville
  2. - Poor Side Of Town
  3. - You Keep Me Hangin' On
  4. - Winchester Cathedral
  5. - 96 Tears

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Good Vibrations
  2. - Green Green Grass Of Home
  3. - Reach Out I'll Be There
  4. - What Would I Be
  5. - Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1966?

A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis

A Dream Of Kings


Leonidas Matsoukas is the man behind A Dream of Kings. He operates the Pindar Counseling Service ("Solutions for all problems in life and love"), and promotes wildly creative get rich quick.

Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury

Capable Of Honor


Story about a Washington columnist who was influential and whose influence on his colleagues and the international political scene is evident

Human Sexual Response by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Response


This is the Bible for the Sex Revolution of 1960s. It's impossible to say if this book led or caused the Sex Revolution.

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls


The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls in red, black, capsules, tablets, or both. Anne, Neely and Jennifer can take their pills straight or have them mixed with vodka.

Giles Goat Boy by John Barth

Giles Goat Boy


John Barth, classic experimental and post-modern literature