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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1966?


Events

  • 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 (QB)
  • 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 (National Day)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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A Man Escaped

A Man Escaped

Directed by: Robert Bresson

Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Country: United States of America

Kin-dza-dza!

Kin-dza-dza!

Directed by: Georgiy Daneliya

Starring: Stanislav Lyubshin, Evgeniy Leonov, Yuriy Yakovlev, Levan Gabriadze

Sullivan's Travels

Sullivan's Travels

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

Rocky

Rocky

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in November 1966?
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Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

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The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

The Mask Of Apollo by Mary Renault

The Mask Of Apollo

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Set in fourth-century B.C. Greece, The Mask of Apollo is narrated by Nikeratos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo, a relic

The Search For Amelia Earhart by Fred Goerner

The Search For Amelia Earhart

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Hardcover with dust jacket is author Fred Goerner's investigation of rumors suggesting that Amelia Earhart may have been a captive of the Japanese.

Giles Goat Boy by John Barth

Giles Goat Boy

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Classic experimental / post-modern literature by John Barth.

A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis

A Dream Of Kings

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At the heart of A Dream of Kings is Leonidas Matsoukas, operator of the Pindar Counseling Service ("Solutions provided for all problems of life and love"), proponent of wildly creative get-rich-quick