1966

1966 was a hugely significant year in terms of scientific and cultural developments.

1966

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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Movies

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Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

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

Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

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

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

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

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Books

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A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

A Thousand Days

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As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes

The Double Image

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While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower

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"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

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.

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

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Historical Events

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Events

  • 01 Jan 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 02 Jan Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game.
  • 03 Jan Floyd B McKissick, named National Director of CORE
  • 04 Jan WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 08 Jan Who and the Kinks perform on the last Shindig TV show on ABC
  • 09 Jan Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism.
  • 10 Jan India and Pakistan sign peace accord.
  • 11 Jan Daktari African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 12 Jan Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
  • 13 Jan 1st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • 15 Jan AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19.
  • 16 Jan Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic Bishop in US
  • 17 Jan B-52 / KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • 18 Jan Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • 19 Jan Tippetts cantate Vision of St. Augustine, premieres in London
  • 20 Jan Demonstrations occur against high food prices in Hungary.
  • 21 Jan Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro resigns due to a power struggle in his party.
  • 24 Jan WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Jan WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 26 Jan Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2).
  • 27 Jan The British government promises the U.S. that British troops in Malaysia will stay until more peaceful conditions occur in the region.
  • 29 Jan Sweet Charity opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • 30 Jan Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
  • 31 Jan USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
  • 01 Feb West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.
  • 03 Feb 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • 04 Feb All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport, Japan; kills 133.
  • 05 Feb BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island.
  • 07 Feb KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Feb The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
  • 09 Feb Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • 10 Feb Harmel government in Belgium resigns.
  • 11 Feb The Belgian government resigns.
  • 12 Feb Tay Vinh massacre: Vietnam War.
  • 14 Feb Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
  • 15 Feb Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater.
  • 16 Feb Bob Cowper makes 307 versus England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 727 minute s, 20 fours.
  • 17 Feb French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
  • 19 Feb The naval minister of the United Kingdom, Christopher Mayhew, resigns.
  • 20 Feb Author Valery Tarsis banished in the USSR
  • 22 Feb Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok and Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • 23 Feb Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda.
  • 24 Feb Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.
  • 25 Feb Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
  • 26 Feb KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 27 Feb Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford (Great Britain).
  • 28 Feb Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • 01 Mar Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
  • 02 Mar 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • 03 Mar WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Mar North Sea Gas is first pumped ashore by British Petroleum.
  • 05 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 07 Mar Wait A Minim! opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • 08 Mar Golden Boy closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 09 Mar Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black Governor of Federal Reserve Board
  • 10 Mar North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley.
  • 11 Mar Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out.
  • 12 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 13 Mar Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational.
  • 15 Mar 8th Grammy Awards: "Taste of Honey", Tom Jones, Frank Sintra, and Barbra Streisand.
  • 16 Mar Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott; aborted after 6.5 orbits.
  • 17 Mar South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund.
  • 18 Mar Pousse Cafe opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 19 Mar Pousse Cafe closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 20 Mar 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.
  • 21 Mar US Supreme Court reverses Massachusetts' ruling that film Fanny Hill is obscene.
  • 22 Mar 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.
  • 23 Mar Pope Paul VI and Arthur Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.
  • 24 Mar US Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance.
  • 25 Mar Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the Yesterday and Today album, It is later pulled
  • 26 Mar Demonstrations are held across the United States against the Vietnam War.
  • 27 Mar Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational.
  • 29 Mar 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.
  • 30 Mar Barbra Streisand stars on Color Me Barbra special on CBS
  • 31 Mar USSR launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter
  • 01 Apr China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution".
  • 02 Apr WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Apr Luna 10 orbits Moon
  • 04 Apr Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
  • 05 Apr WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 06 Apr Mihir Sen swims the Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India.
  • 07 Apr US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
  • 08 Apr OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • 09 Apr Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
  • 11 Apr Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
  • 12 Apr Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
  • 13 Apr Pan Am places US$525 million order for 25 Boeing 747s.
  • 14 Apr The South Vietnamese government promises free elections in 3–5 months.
  • 15 Apr KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Apr Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
  • 17 Apr Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • 18 Apr Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
  • 19 Apr Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
  • 20 Apr WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 21 Apr Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • 22 Apr Atlanta Braves win their first game, beating New York Mets 8-4.
  • 24 Apr Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational.
  • 25 Apr Drunk driver kills ten children in Asse, Belgium.
  • 26 Apr An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
  • 27 Apr Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert
  • 28 Apr 38th Academy Awards - The Sound of Music, Julie Christie and Lee Marvin win.
  • 29 Apr U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000.
  • 30 Apr The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
  • 01 May US troops shooting targets in Cambodia.
  • 02 May Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
  • 03 May WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 04 May Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in the USSR
  • 05 May Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II.
  • 06 May Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
  • 07 May 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02.
  • 08 May Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open.
  • 09 May 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
  • 11 May Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I.
  • 13 May US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • 14 May 1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ)
  • 15 May Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational.
  • 16 May Stokely Carmichael named Chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • 17 May KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 19 May 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).
  • 21 May Downtown by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • 22 May 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
  • 23 May Beatles release Paperback Writer
  • 24 May Mame opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1508 performances.
  • 25 May Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima, Peru; 248 die.
  • 26 May Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in HuT South-Vietnam.
  • 27 May 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes.
  • 28 May Ballad Of Irving by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • 29 May Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational.
  • 30 May US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon.
  • 31 May The Philippines reestablishes diplomatic relations with Malaysia.
  • 01 Jun Joaquin Balaguer elected President of Dominican Republic
  • 02 Jun US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
  • 03 Jun European DX Council forms in Copenhagen (shortwave listeners)
  • 04 Jun Batman & His Grandmother by Dickie Goodman hits #70
  • 05 Jun Cin Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
  • 06 Jun Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
  • 07 Jun New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
  • 08 Jun NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970.
  • 10 Jun Beatles record Rain, 1st to use reverse tapes
  • 11 Jun I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • 12 Jun Dave Clark 5 set record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
  • 13 Jun 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."
  • 14 Jun Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
  • 16 Jun Rowan & Martin Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 17 Jun An Air France personnel strike begins.
  • 18 Jun CIA chief William Raborn resigns Richard Helms becomes his successor.
  • 19 Jun Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • 20 Jun 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic Country Club - San Francisco
  • 21 Jun Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
  • 24 Jun Period of relative peace following WWII exceeds that following WWI
  • 25 Jun Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
  • 26 Jun Time for Singing closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 27 Jun 1st sci-fi soap opera, Dark Shadows, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 28 Jun Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • 29 Jun In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for 1st time
  • 30 Jun Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
  • 01 Jul 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • 02 Jul 1st France nuclear explosion on Mururoa atoll
  • 03 Jul Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
  • 04 Jul Beatles attacked in Philippines after insulting Imelda Marcos
  • 05 Jul New York City transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
  • 06 Jul Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.
  • 07 Jul A Warsaw Pact conference ends with a promise to support North Vietnam.
  • 08 Jul US airline strike (until August 19th)
  • 09 Jul 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
  • 10 Jul Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 11 Jul The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • 12 Jul 10.51 (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • 13 Jul Richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago
  • 14 Jul Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
  • 16 Jul Half a Sixpence closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • 17 Jul Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 18 Jul Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
  • 19 Jul 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
  • 21 Jul Gemini X returns to Earth.
  • 23 Jul Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
  • 24 Jul 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone Country Club - Akron
  • 25 Jul Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
  • 26 Jul WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Jul The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba.
  • 29 Jul Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York
  • 30 Jul Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
  • 31 Jul Charles Whitman wounds 46 and kills 5 at University of Texas
  • 01 Aug Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 andwounds 31 at University of Texas
  • 02 Aug Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
  • 03 Aug S African government bans Beatle records
  • 05 Aug 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • 06 Aug Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
  • 07 Aug Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • 10 Aug First lunar orbiter launched by US.
  • 11 Aug Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
  • 12 Aug The General Services Administration turns the New Orleans Mint over to the state of Louisiana.
  • 14 Aug Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 15 Aug Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission.
  • 16 Aug 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.
  • 17 Aug Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit.
  • 18 Aug Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong.
  • 19 Aug Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
  • 20 Aug Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
  • 21 Aug Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti-Nasser agitation.
  • 22 Aug Beatles arrive in New York City
  • 23 Aug Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
  • 24 Aug USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
  • 26 Aug Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 27 Aug Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • 28 Aug Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • 29 Aug Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)
  • 30 Aug France offers independence to French Somaliland.
  • 31 Aug Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
  • 01 Sep KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 03 Sep 24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
  • 04 Sep Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)
  • 05 Sep WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Sep Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 07 Sep KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 08 Sep That Girl starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
  • 09 Sep The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 10 Sep Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 11 Sep 80th US Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey (63 61)
  • 12 Sep Monkees premieres on NBC-TV
  • 13 Sep Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as Premier of South Africa
  • 15 Sep 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched
  • 16 Sep Metropolitan Opera opens at New York's Lincoln Center.
  • 17 Sep Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
  • 18 Sep Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • 19 Sep Mike Burke is named New York Yankees president.
  • 20 Sep Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched
  • 21 Sep 5 of rain falls on New York City
  • 22 Sep KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 25 Sep 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • 26 Sep Staten Island, 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay
  • 29 Sep Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • 30 Sep Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 01 Oct Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases The Times
  • 02 Oct LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • 03 Oct Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected President
  • 04 Oct Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • 05 Oct Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • 06 Oct Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • 07 Oct The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.
  • 09 Oct John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London art gallery
  • 11 Oct France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty for cooperation in nuclear research.
  • 12 Oct Jimi Henrix Experience fors with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
  • 13 Oct Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes Deputy Director of CIA
  • 14 Oct Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
  • 15 Oct LBJ signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • 16 Oct Joean Baez and 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
  • 17 Oct 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 Apple Tree opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • 19 Oct Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)
  • 21 Oct 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
  • 22 Oct USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
  • 23 Oct Sandra Spuzich / Jack Rule wins Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • 24 Oct Negotiations about the Vietnam War begin in Manila, Philippines.
  • 25 Oct 6 youths sentenced in Johnson murderer! in Amsterdam
  • 26 Oct US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
  • 27 Oct UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
  • 29 Oct National Organization For Women is founded.
  • 30 Oct Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
  • 01 Nov Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
  • 02 Nov KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Nov Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
  • 05 Nov Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • 06 Nov First entire lineup televised in color (NBC).
  • 07 Nov Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 08 Nov Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
  • 09 Nov Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
  • 10 Nov Jack Lynch becomes Irish Premier
  • 11 Nov Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
  • 12 Nov Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 14 Nov Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
  • 15 Nov Gemini XII (Lovell / Aldrin) returns to Earth
  • 16 Nov Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
  • 17 Nov Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour).
  • 18 Nov Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow
  • 19 Nov Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
  • 20 Nov Cabaret opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances
  • 21 Nov Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
  • 22 Nov 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • 23 Nov Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 24 Nov The Beatles began recording sessions for Sgt Pepper
  • 25 Nov Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 26 Nov Walking Happy opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 27 Nov Uruguay adopts constitution
  • 28 Nov Dominican Republic adopts constitution
  • 29 Nov 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • 30 Nov Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 01 Dec Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado
  • 02 Dec Love, Moby Grape and Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
  • 03 Dec Anti-Portuguese demonstrations occur in Macau a curfew is declared the next day.
  • 04 Dec KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 05 Dec I Do! I Do! opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • 06 Dec Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium.
  • 08 Dec US and the USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
  • 09 Dec Barbados joins the United Nations.
  • 10 Dec Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature.
  • 11 Dec Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards.
  • 12 Dec US Supreme Court votes 4-3 allowing Braves baseball team to move to Atlanta.
  • 13 Dec 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • 15 Dec Joyful Noise opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 16 Dec Beatles release Everywhere its Christmas in the UK
  • 17 Dec South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
  • 18 Dec Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • 19 Dec ADB operations begin.
  • 20 Dec Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
  • 21 Dec USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
  • 22 Dec WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 23 Dec Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, last program
  • 24 Dec Joyful Noise closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 26 Dec The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
  • 27 Dec At the Drop of Another Hat opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 28 Dec Thirteen die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 29 Dec Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  • 31 Dec Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting