September 1966 calendar

September 1966

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1966?


  • 01 Sep 1966 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Sep 1966 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • 04 Sep 1966 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon
  • 05 Sep 1966 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Sep 1966 Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 07 Sep 1966 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Sep 1966 That Girl starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • 09 Sep 1966 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 10 Sep 1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 11 Sep 1966 80th US Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey
  • 12 Sep 1966 Monkees premieres on NBC-TV
  • 13 Sep 1966 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as Premier of South Africa
  • 15 Sep 1966 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched
  • 16 Sep 1966 Metropolitan Opera opens at New York's Lincoln Center.
  • 17 Sep 1966 Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • 18 Sep 1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • 19 Sep 1966 Mike Burke is named New York Yankees president.
  • 20 Sep 1966 Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched
  • 21 Sep 1966 5 of rain falls on New York City
  • 22 Sep 1966 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Sep 1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • 26 Sep 1966 Staten Island, 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • 29 Sep 1966 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • 30 Sep 1966 Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain
  • 06 Sep 1966 Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, is stabbed to death in Cape Town, South Africa during a parliamentary meeting.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Sunshine Superman
  2. - You Can't Hurry Love
  3. - Cherish
  4. - Summer In The City
  5. - Yellow Submarine

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - All Or Nothing
  2. - Distant Drums
  3. - Bend It!
  4. - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
  5. - Reach Out I'll Be There


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1966?

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play


Although we think we are relating to others, in reality we are all playing games.

The Time Between The Wars by Jonathan Daniels

The Time Between The Wars


A distinguished American has recreated an era that was in innocence at the close of World War II for this twenty-third and final volume of the Mainstream of America series.

Giles Goat Boy by John Barth

Giles Goat Boy


John Barth, classic experimental and post-modern literature

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, …

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood


National Bestseller Four members of the Clutter Family were brutally killed by blasts from a shotgun a few inches away in Holcomb, Kansas on November 15, 1959.