1966: On This Year


1966 (MCMLXVI in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1966th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1966 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1966 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1966, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1966, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1966, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1966, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1966.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1966 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1966 known for ?

  • 1966 was a hugely significant year in terms of scientific and cultural developments.
  • In the midst of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States, some significant “firsts” were accomplished this year. The Soviet’s Luna 9 gave the world the first unmanned, controlled, rocket-assisted Moon landing. The United States responded with NASA’s Gemini 8 accomplishing the first docking in space. The Soviets came back with Luna 10, which was the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
  • In television history, the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC this year. The first episode was titled “The Man Trap.” In Britain, the careers of three prominent entertainers were introduced to television with The Frost Report. John Cleese, Ronnie Barker, and Ronnie Corbett all launched their careers with this show. 1966 was also the year that the animated classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff, made its debut on CBS.
  • In addition to the great careers and franchises that were being built, other cultural icons were coming up as well. This was the year that the It’s a Small World attraction opened at Disneyland, Caesar’s Palace opened in Las Vegas, and construction began on the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • In a notable development in literature, Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs was published this year. The success of this book launched the career of one of the most prominent writer’s of the 20th Century. Thompson would become most well known for his invention of an entirely new genre of literature: Gonzo Journalism.
  • Just as some icons were coming up in the world, others were on the way down. At Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, the Beatles ended their US tour. This would be their last performance as a live, touring band. 1966 was also the year that Walt Disney passed away. He was still helping with Disney productions and The Jungle Book happened to be in production at the time. The Jungle Book, then, is the last animated film that Walt Disney himself had a hand in creating.

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1966: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1966, during the 39th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 10/04/1967 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1966:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1966?

A Man for All Seasons
The Oscar for Best Movie went to A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1966?

A Man for All Seasons
The Oscar for Best Director went to Fred Zinnemann, for the movie A Man for All Seasons, starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1966?

A Man for All Seasons
The Oscar for Best Actor went to Paul Scofield, for the movie A Man for All Seasons, starring Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1966?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Elizabeth Taylor, for the movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1966?

The Fortune Cookie
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Walter Matthau, for the movie The Fortune Cookie, starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich, Judi West produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1966?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Sandy Dennis, for the movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, starring produced in the .
world population

1966: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

The Inheritor
In 1966, The Inheritor was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Representing a generation of American men and women, aged 25 and under.

1966: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1966 were:

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes

The Double Image


John Craig, an American historian, is shocked to meet his college professor while doing research in Paris.

Those Who Love by Irving Stone

Those Who Love


From courtship to the White House, John and Abigail Adams' love story

Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns

Tell No Man


Tell no one

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle



The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower


"The diplomatic origins of the War, so-called are only the fever chart for the patient. They do not reveal what caused the fever.

Horse chinese zodiac sign

1966: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1966?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1966 was the Year of the Horse.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Horse sign.

Nobel Prize

1966: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1966: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1966 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Alfred Kastler

1966: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1966 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon

1966: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1966 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Nelly Sachs

1966: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1966 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Charles Brenton Huggins

1966: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1966 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Francis Peyton Rous

1966: Who won the Nobel Prize in None ?

In 1966 the Nobel Prize in None was awarded to:
  • Robert S. Mulliken
world population

1966: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1966 were Michael, David and James for boys and Lisa, Kimberly and Mary for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1966: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1966 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • David
  • James
  • John
  • Robert
  • William
  • Mark
  • Richard
  • Jeffrey
  • Thomas

1966: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1966 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Lisa
  • Kimberly
  • Mary
  • Michelle
  • Karen
  • Susan
  • Patricia
  • Tammy
  • Angela
  • Jennifer

vinyl songs

1966: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1966, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees

1966: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1966 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees
  2. 96 Tears by ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians
  3. The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler
  4. You Can't Hurry Love by The Supremes
  5. Wild Thing by The Troggs
  6. (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers
  7. Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas
  8. Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band
  9. Sunshine Superman by Donovan
  10. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

1966: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1966, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

1966: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1966 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
  2. Distant Drums by Jim Reeves
  3. Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones
  4. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers
  5. These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra
  6. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles
  7. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
  8. Reach Out I'll Be There by The Four Tops
  9. Paperback Writer by The Beatles
  10. Out Of Time by Chris Farlowe

1966: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1966 were:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

Country: United States of America

Star Trek

Star Trek

Release year: 1966

Written by:

Starring: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Leo the Lion

Leo the Lion

Release year: 1966

Written by:

Directed by: Mario Cambi

Country: Japan

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Release year: 1966

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko, Nikolay Sergeev

Country: United States of America

world population

1966: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1966 was 3,407,922,630 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 36.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.2 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1966 was an increase of +68.5 million people, representing a percentage increase of +2.05% over the previous year.The average population density in 1966 was 14 persons per square mile (or 23 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1966?

Here's what happened in 1966:

  • Jan 1, 1966: 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • Jan 2, 1966: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game.
  • Jan 3, 1966: Floyd B McKissick, named National Director of CORE
  • Jan 4, 1966: WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 7, 1966: Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • Jan 8, 1966: Who and the Kinks perform on the last Shindig TV show on ABC
  • Jan 9, 1966: Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism.
  • Jan 10, 1966: India and Pakistan sign peace accord.
  • Jan 11, 1966: Daktari African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 12, 1966: Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 13, 1966: 1st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet
  • Jan 15, 1966: AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19.
  • Jan 16, 1966: Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic Bishop in US
  • Jan 17, 1966: B-52 / KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • Jan 18, 1966: Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • Jan 19, 1966: Tippetts cantate Vision of St. Augustine, premieres in London
  • Jan 20, 1966: Demonstrations occur against high food prices in Hungary.
  • Jan 21, 1966: Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro resigns due to a power struggle in his party.
  • Jan 24, 1966: WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 25, 1966: WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 26, 1966: Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2).
  • Jan 27, 1966: The British government promises the U.S. that British troops in Malaysia will stay until more peaceful conditions occur in the region.
  • Jan 29, 1966: Sweet Charity opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • Jan 30, 1966: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
  • Jan 31, 1966: USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
  • Feb 1, 1966: West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.
  • Feb 3, 1966: 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • Feb 4, 1966: All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport, Japan; kills 133.
  • Feb 5, 1966: BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island.
  • Feb 7, 1966: KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 8, 1966: The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
  • Feb 9, 1966: Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • Feb 10, 1966: Harmel government in Belgium resigns.
  • Feb 11, 1966: The Belgian government resigns.
  • Feb 12, 1966: Tay Vinh massacre: Vietnam War.
  • Feb 14, 1966: Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
  • Feb 15, 1966: Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater.
  • Feb 16, 1966: Bob Cowper makes 307 versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 727 minute s, 20 fours.
  • Feb 17, 1966: French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
  • Feb 19, 1966: The naval minister of the United Kingdom, Christopher Mayhew, resigns.
  • Feb 20, 1966: Author Valery Tarsis banished in the USSR
  • Feb 22, 1966: Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok and Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • Feb 23, 1966: Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda.
  • Feb 24, 1966: Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.
  • Feb 25, 1966: Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
  • Feb 26, 1966: KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 27, 1966: Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford (Great Britain).
  • Feb 28, 1966: Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • Mar 1, 1966: Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet
  • Mar 2, 1966: 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • Mar 3, 1966: WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 4, 1966: North Sea Gas is first pumped ashore by British Petroleum.
  • Mar 5, 1966: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mar 7, 1966: Wait A Minim! opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • Mar 8, 1966: Golden Boy closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Mar 9, 1966: Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black Governor of Federal Reserve Board
  • Mar 10, 1966: North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley.
  • Mar 11, 1966: Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out.
  • Mar 12, 1966: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mar 13, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational.
  • Mar 15, 1966: 8th Grammy Awards: "Taste of Honey", Tom Jones, Frank Sintra, and Barbra Streisand.
  • Mar 16, 1966: Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott; aborted after 6.5 orbits.
  • Mar 17, 1966: South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund.
  • Mar 18, 1966: Pousse Cafe opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Mar 19, 1966: Pousse Cafe closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Mar 20, 1966: The World Cup Trophy (the quotJules Rimetquot) is stolen at an exhibition it is later found by a dog named quotPicklesquot and his owner David Corbett.
  • Mar 21, 1966: US Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts' ruling that film Fanny Hill is obscene.
  • Mar 22, 1966: In Washington, D.C., General Motors President James M. Roche appears before a Senate subcommittee, and apologizes to consumer advocate Ralph Nader for the company's intimidation and harassment campaign against him.
  • Mar 23, 1966: Pope Paul VI and Arthur Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.
  • Mar 24, 1966: US Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance.
  • Mar 25, 1966: Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the Yesterday and Today album, It is later pulled
  • Mar 26, 1966: Demonstrations are held across the United States against the Vietnam War.
  • Mar 27, 1966: Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational.
  • Mar 29, 1966: The 23rd Communist Party Conference is held in the Soviet Union Leonid Brezhnev demands that U.S. troops leave Vietnam, and announces that Chinese-Soviet relations are not satisfying.
  • Mar 30, 1966: Barbra Streisand stars on Color Me Barbra special on CBS
  • Mar 31, 1966: USSR launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter
  • Apr 1, 1966: China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution".
  • Apr 2, 1966: WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 3, 1966: Luna 10 orbits Moon
  • Apr 4, 1966: Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
  • Apr 5, 1966: WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Apr 6, 1966: Mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India.
  • Apr 7, 1966: US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor
  • Apr 8, 1966: OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • Apr 9, 1966: Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
  • Apr 11, 1966: Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
  • Apr 12, 1966: Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
  • Apr 13, 1966: Pan Am places US$525 million order for 25 Boeing 747s.
  • Apr 14, 1966: The South Vietnamese government promises free elections in 3–5 months.
  • Apr 15, 1966: KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 16, 1966: Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
  • Apr 17, 1966: Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • Apr 18, 1966: Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 19, 1966: Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
  • Apr 20, 1966: WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 21, 1966: Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • Apr 22, 1966: Atlanta Braves win their first game, beating New York Mets 8-4.
  • Apr 24, 1966: Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational.
  • Apr 25, 1966: Drunk driver kills ten children in Asse, Belgium.
  • Apr 26, 1966: An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
  • Apr 27, 1966: Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert
  • Apr 28, 1966: 38th Academy Awards - The Sound of Music, Julie Christie and Lee Marvin win.
  • Apr 29, 1966: U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000.
  • Apr 30, 1966: The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
  • May 1, 1966: US troops shooting targets in Cambodia.
  • May 2, 1966: Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
  • May 3, 1966: WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 4, 1966: Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in the USSR
  • May 5, 1966: Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II.
  • May 6, 1966: Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • May 7, 1966: 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02.
  • May 8, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open.
  • May 9, 1966: 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
  • May 11, 1966: Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I.
  • May 13, 1966: US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • May 14, 1966: 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
  • May 15, 1966: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational.
  • May 16, 1966: Stokely Carmichael named Chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • May 17, 1966: KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 19, 1966: Gertrude Baniszewski is found guilty of murdering and torturing Sylvia Likens and is sentenced to life in prison. (she is released on parole in December 1985).
  • May 21, 1966: Downtown by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • May 22, 1966: 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
  • May 23, 1966: Beatles release Paperback Writer
  • May 24, 1966: Mame opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1508 performances.
  • May 25, 1966: Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima, Peru; 248 die.
  • May 26, 1966: Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in HuT South-Vietnam.
  • May 27, 1966: 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes.
  • May 28, 1966: Ballad Of Irving by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • May 29, 1966: Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • May 30, 1966: US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon.
  • May 31, 1966: The Philippines reestablishes diplomatic relations with Malaysia.
  • Jun 1, 1966: Joaquin Balaguer elected President of Dominican Republic
  • Jun 2, 1966: US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
  • Jun 3, 1966: European DX Council forms in Copenhagen
  • Jun 4, 1966: Batman & His Grandmother by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • Jun 5, 1966: Cin Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • Jun 6, 1966: Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
  • Jun 7, 1966: New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
  • Jun 8, 1966: NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970.
  • Jun 10, 1966: Beatles record Rain, 1st to use reverse tapes
  • Jun 11, 1966: I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • Jun 12, 1966: Dave Clark 5 set record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
  • Jun 13, 1966: The US Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. The adopted text: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you."
  • Jun 14, 1966: Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
  • Jun 16, 1966: Rowan & Martin Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jun 17, 1966: An Air France personnel strike begins.
  • Jun 18, 1966: CIA chief William Raborn resigns Richard Helms becomes his successor.
  • Jun 19, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jun 20, 1966: 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic Country Club - San Francisco
  • Jun 21, 1966: Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • Jun 24, 1966: Period of relative peace following WWII exceeds that following WWI
  • Jun 25, 1966: Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • Jun 26, 1966: Time for Singing closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Jun 27, 1966: 1st sci-fi soap opera, Dark Shadows, premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jun 28, 1966: Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 29, 1966: In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for 1st time
  • Jun 30, 1966: Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
  • Jul 1, 1966: 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • Jul 2, 1966: 1st France nuclear explosion on Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 3, 1966: Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • Jul 4, 1966: Beatles attacked in Philippines after insulting Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 5, 1966: New York City transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • Jul 6, 1966: Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • Jul 7, 1966: A Warsaw Pact conference ends with a promise to support North Vietnam.
  • Jul 8, 1966: US airline strike (until August 19th)
  • Jul 9, 1966: 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 10, 1966: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 11, 1966: The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • Jul 12, 1966: 10.51 (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • Jul 13, 1966: Richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • Jul 14, 1966: Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • Jul 16, 1966: Half a Sixpence closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • Jul 17, 1966: Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 18, 1966: Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
  • Jul 19, 1966: 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
  • Jul 21, 1966: Gemini X returns to Earth.
  • Jul 23, 1966: Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • Jul 24, 1966: 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone Country Club - Akron
  • Jul 25, 1966: Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
  • Jul 26, 1966: WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jul 28, 1966: The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba.
  • Jul 29, 1966: Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York
  • Jul 30, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
  • Jul 31, 1966: Charles Whitman wounds 46 and kills 5 at University of Texas
  • Aug 1, 1966: Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 andwounds 31 at University of Texas
  • Aug 2, 1966: Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
  • Aug 3, 1966: S African government bans Beatle records
  • Aug 5, 1966: 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • Aug 6, 1966: Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
  • Aug 7, 1966: Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • Aug 10, 1966: First lunar orbiter launched by US.
  • Aug 11, 1966: Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • Aug 12, 1966: The General Services Administration turns the New Orleans Mint over to the state of Louisiana.
  • Aug 14, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 15, 1966: Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission.
  • Aug 16, 1966: Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
  • Aug 17, 1966: Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit.
  • Aug 18, 1966: Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong.
  • Aug 19, 1966: Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • Aug 20, 1966: Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • Aug 21, 1966: Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti-Nasser agitation.
  • Aug 22, 1966: Beatles arrive in New York City
  • Aug 23, 1966: Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
  • Aug 24, 1966: USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
  • Aug 26, 1966: Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 27, 1966: Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • Aug 28, 1966: Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • Aug 29, 1966: Beatles last public concert
  • Aug 30, 1966: France offers independence to French Somaliland.
  • Aug 31, 1966: Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match
  • Sep 1, 1966: KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 3, 1966: 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • Sep 4, 1966: Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon
  • Sep 5, 1966: WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 6, 1966: Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Sep 7, 1966: KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 8, 1966: That Girl starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • Sep 9, 1966: The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Sep 10, 1966: Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 11, 1966: 80th US Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey
  • Sep 12, 1966: Monkees premieres on NBC-TV
  • Sep 13, 1966: Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as Premier of South Africa
  • Sep 15, 1966: 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched
  • Sep 16, 1966: Metropolitan Opera opens at New York's Lincoln Center.
  • Sep 17, 1966: Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • Sep 18, 1966: Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 19, 1966: Mike Burke is named New York Yankees president.
  • Sep 20, 1966: Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched
  • Sep 21, 1966: 5 of rain falls on New York City
  • Sep 22, 1966: KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 25, 1966: 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • Sep 26, 1966: Staten Island, 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • Sep 29, 1966: Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • Sep 30, 1966: Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain
  • Oct 1, 1966: Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases The Times
  • Oct 2, 1966: LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • Oct 3, 1966: Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected President
  • Oct 4, 1966: Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • Oct 5, 1966: Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • Oct 6, 1966: Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • Oct 7, 1966: The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.
  • Oct 9, 1966: John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London art gallery
  • Oct 11, 1966: France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty for cooperation in nuclear research.
  • Oct 12, 1966: Jimi Henrix Experience fors with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
  • Oct 13, 1966: Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • Oct 14, 1966: Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • Oct 15, 1966: LBJ signs a bill creating Department of Transportation
  • Oct 16, 1966: Joean Baez and 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • Oct 17, 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.
  • Oct 18, 1966: Apple Tree opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • Oct 19, 1966: Yardbird 1st US tour
  • Oct 21, 1966: 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
  • Oct 22, 1966: USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • Oct 23, 1966: Sandra Spuzich / Jack Rule wins Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • Oct 24, 1966: Negotiations about the Vietnam War begin in Manila, Philippines.
  • Oct 25, 1966: 6 youths sentenced in Johnson murderer! in Amsterdam
  • Oct 26, 1966: US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • Oct 27, 1966: UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • Oct 29, 1966: National Organization For Women is founded.
  • Oct 30, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
  • Nov 1, 1966: Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
  • Nov 2, 1966: KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 4, 1966: Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • Nov 5, 1966: Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • Nov 6, 1966: First entire lineup televised in color (NBC).
  • Nov 7, 1966: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Nov 8, 1966: Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
  • Nov 9, 1966: Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
  • Nov 10, 1966: Jack Lynch becomes Irish Premier
  • Nov 11, 1966: Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
  • Nov 12, 1966: Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 14, 1966: Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
  • Nov 15, 1966: Gemini XII (Lovell / Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • Nov 16, 1966: Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
  • Nov 17, 1966: Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour).
  • Nov 18, 1966: Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow
  • Nov 19, 1966: Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 20, 1966: Cabaret opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances
  • Nov 21, 1966: Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • Nov 22, 1966: 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida
  • Nov 23, 1966: Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24, 1966: The Beatles began recording sessions for Sgt Pepper
  • Nov 25, 1966: Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26, 1966: Walking Happy opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • Nov 27, 1966: Uruguay adopts constitution
  • Nov 28, 1966: Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • Nov 29, 1966: 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • Nov 30, 1966: Barbados gains independence from Britain
  • Dec 1, 1966: Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado
  • Dec 2, 1966: Love, Moby Grape and Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
  • Dec 3, 1966: Anti-Portuguese demonstrations occur in Macau a curfew is declared the next day.
  • Dec 4, 1966: KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 5, 1966: I Do! I Do! opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • Dec 6, 1966: Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium.
  • Dec 8, 1966: US and the USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
  • Dec 9, 1966: Barbados joins the United Nations.
  • Dec 10, 1966: Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature.
  • Dec 11, 1966: Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards.
  • Dec 12, 1966: US Supreme Court votes 4-3 allowing Braves baseball team to move to Atlanta.
  • Dec 13, 1966: 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • Dec 15, 1966: Joyful Noise opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Dec 16, 1966: Beatles release Everywhere its Christmas in the UK
  • Dec 17, 1966: South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
  • Dec 18, 1966: Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker.
  • Dec 19, 1966: ADB operations begin.
  • Dec 20, 1966: Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
  • Dec 21, 1966: USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
  • Dec 22, 1966: WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23, 1966: Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, last program
  • Dec 24, 1966: Joyful Noise closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Dec 26, 1966: The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • Dec 27, 1966: At the Drop of Another Hat opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Dec 28, 1966: Thirteen die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Dec 29, 1966: Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission
  • Dec 31, 1966: Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • Jan 11, 1966: The Tbilisi Metro is opened.


What does the year 1966 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1966 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 67th year of the 20th century and the 6th year of the 1960s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1965 and precedes 1967.

calendars for year 1966

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