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

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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?
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Release year: 1966

Directed by: István Szabó

Starring: András Bálint, Miklós Gábor, Dániel Erdély, Kati Sólyom

George and the Dragon

George and the Dragon

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Tom Reeve

Runaway Railway

Runaway Railway

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Jan Darnley-Smith

Starring: John Moulder-Brown, Kevin Bennett, Leonard Brockwell, Roberta Tovey

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Norman Foster

Starring: Jiggs the Donkey, Joseph Cotten, Pat Conway, Dick Foran

One Million Years B.C.

One Million Years B.C.

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in November 1966?
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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria


Santa Vittoria, a small town in war-torn Italy has one thing that is worth mentioning: its amazing wine cellars. The citizens plotted and plotted to stop the Germans finding and looting the town’s sole treasure, and were led by Bombolini, …

The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West

The Birds Fall Down


No dust jacket. Binding loose and torn. Book sticker on the front cover. Ex-library. In fair condition.

The Territorial Imperative by Robert Ardrey

The Territorial Imperative


Book of the Month Club Edition; Jacket design by Joseph Low. Drawings by Berdine aurdrey Published New York, Atheneum 1966

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