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 (2:20:04.6)
  • 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 (63 61)
  • 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 (National Day)

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 1966

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Country: United States of America

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Release year: 1966

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in September 1966?
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood


National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

The Secret Of Santa Vittoria


Remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, the little town of Santa Vittoria has but one thing to boast of: its fabulous wine cellars. For this cause, the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent …

Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury

Capable Of Honor


Story of a powerful Washington columnist and his influence over his colleagues and international politics

The Time Between The Wars by Jonathan Daniels

The Time Between The Wars


For this twentieth and final volume in the Mainstream of America series, a distinguished American has recreated an era, one that was born in innocence at the end of World War

Rush To Judgment by Mark Lane

Rush To Judgment


Rush to Judgment is Mark Lane’s seminal work on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This groundbreaking number one bestseller opened the eyes of the people of the United