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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1966?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1966 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases The Times
  • 02 Oct 1966 LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • 03 Oct 1966 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected President
  • 04 Oct 1966 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • 05 Oct 1966 Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • 06 Oct 1966 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • 07 Oct 1966 The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.
  • 09 Oct 1966 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London art gallery
  • 11 Oct 1966 France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty for cooperation in nuclear research.
  • 12 Oct 1966 Jimi Henrix Experience fors with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
  • 13 Oct 1966 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • 14 Oct 1966 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • 15 Oct 1966 LBJ signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • 16 Oct 1966 Joean Baez and 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • 17 Oct 1966 A fire at a building in New York, New York kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department's deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  • 18 Oct 1966 Apple Tree opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • 19 Oct 1966 Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)
  • 21 Oct 1966 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
  • 22 Oct 1966 USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • 23 Oct 1966 Sandra Spuzich / Jack Rule wins Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • 24 Oct 1966 Negotiations about the Vietnam War begin in Manila, Philippines.
  • 25 Oct 1966 6 youths sentenced in Johnson murderer! in Amsterdam
  • 26 Oct 1966 US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • 27 Oct 1966 UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • 29 Oct 1966 National Organization For Women is founded.
  • 30 Oct 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Prestige

The Prestige

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Country: United States of America

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Country: United States of America

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Country: United States of America

Persona

Persona

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1966?
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The Detective by Roderick Thorp

The Detective

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Joe Leland, a private eye, investigates a young widow's husband's suicide. He finds himself caught up in a bizarre situation where unpleasant elements from his own past, including a case that

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

Giles Goat Boy by John Barth

Giles Goat Boy

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Classic experimental / post-modern literature by John Barth.

The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West

The Birds Fall Down

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No dust jacket. Binding torn and loose. Library sticker on front cover.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition.

The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield

The Passover Plot

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Forty years ago, while living in the city of Linköping, I came across an unusual book. It was written by the distinguished biblical scholar Hugh Schonfield but it read like a