1966

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Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar.

Events of 1966

January

  • January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic, taking out President David Dacko.
  • January 2 - A strike of public transportation workers in City">New York City begins (it will end January 13).
  • January 4 - A military coup occurs in Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso).
  • January 4 - The prime ministers of India and Pakistan meet in Moscow.
  • January 4 - A gas leak fire at the Feyzin oil refinery near Lyon, France kills 18 and injures 84.
  • January 10 - Pakistani-Indian peace negotiations end successfully in Tashkent.
  • January 10 - The French paper L'Express publishes a story of Georges Figon, who took part in the kidnapping of Mehdi Ben Barka.
  • January 11 - A conference on Rhodesia begins in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • January 11 - The first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into service at Beale AFB.
  • January 12 - United States President Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
  • January 13 - Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member, by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
  • January 15 - A violent military coup is staged in Nigeria.
  • January 15 - Moscow announces the death of rocket designer Sergei Korolev.
  • January 17 - The Nigerian coup is overturned.
  • January 17 - A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares, and 1 into the sea, in the Palomares hydrogen bombs incident.
  • January 17 - Carl Brashear, the first African American United States Navy diver, is involved in an accident during the recovery of a lost h-bomb which results in the amputation of his leg.
  • January 18 - French police announce that Georges Figon committed suicide, prior to his arrest for the kidnapping of Mehdi Ben Barka.
  • January 18 - About 8,000 U.S. soldiers land in South Vietnam; U.S. troops now total 190,000.
  • January 19 - Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India; she is sworn in January 24.
  • January 19 - Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies resigns.
  • January 20 - Demonstrations occur against high food prices in Hungary.
  • January 21 - Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro resigns due to a power struggle in his party.
  • January 22 - The military government of Nigeria announces that ex-prime minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was killed during the coup.
  • January 22 - The Chadian Muslim insurgent group FROLINAT is founded in Sudan, starting the Chadian Civil War.
  • January 26 - Harold Holt becomes Prime Minister of Australia when Robert Menzies retires.
  • January 27 - The British government promises the U.S. that British troops in Malaysia will stay until more peaceful conditions occur in the region.
  • January 29 - The first of 608 performances of Sweet Charity opens at the Palace Theatre in New York City.
  • January 31 - The United Kingdom ceases all trade with Rhodesia.

February

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  • February 1 - West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.
  • February 3 - The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
  • February 4 - All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunge into Tokyo Bay (133 dead).
  • February 6 - Fidel Castro blames China for spreading anti-Soviet propaganda among Cuban soldiers.
  • February 10 - Soviet writers Yuli Daniel and Andrei Sinyavsky are sentenced to 5 and 7 years, respectively, for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
  • February 11 - The Belgian government resigns.
  • February 14 - The Australian dollar is introduced at a rate of 2 dollars per pound, or 10 shillings per dollar.
  • February 19 - The naval minister of the United Kingdom, Christopher Mayhew, resigns.
  • February 20 - While Soviet author and translator Valery Tarsis is abroad, the Soviet Union negates his citizenship.
  • February 23 - A military coup in Syria replaces the previous government with a Ba'athist regime.
  • February 24 - A military coup in Ghana raises sacked General Ankrah to power while president Kwame Nkrumah is abroad.
  • February 26 - A curfew is declared in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • February 28 - U.S. astronauts Charles Bassett and Elliott See are killed in an aircraft accident in St. Louis, Missouri.

March

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  • March 1 - Soviet space probe Venera 3 crashes on Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface.
  • March 1 - The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria.
  • March 2 - Kwame Nkrumah arrives in Guinea and is granted asylum.
  • March 4 - The Beatles: In an interview published in The London Evening Standard, John Lennon comments, "We're more popular than Jesus now," eventually sparking a controversy in the United States.
  • March 4 - 124 killed BOAC Boeing 707 jetliner crashed Mount Fuji, Japan.
  • March 5 - A massive theft of nuclear materials is revealed in Brazil.
  • March 5 - Merci Chérie by Udo Jürgens (music by Udo Jürgens, text by Udo Jürgens and Thomas Hörbiger) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1966 for Austria.
  • March 7 - Charles De Gaulle asks U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson for negotiations about the state of NATO equipment in France.
  • March 8 - Anti-communist demonstrations occur at the Indonesian Foreign Ministry.
  • March 8 - Vietnam War: Australia announces it will substantially increase its number of troops in Vietnam.
  • March 8 - An Irish Republican Army bomb destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin.
  • March 10 - Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Claus von Amsberg. Some spectators demonstrate against the groom because he is German.
  • March 11 - Indonesian President Sukarno gives all executive powers to General Suharto (see Transition to the New Order and Supersemar).
  • March 11 - French President Charles De Gaulle states that French troops will be taken out of NATO and that all French NATO bases and HQ's must be closed within a year.
  • March 12 - Bobby Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks sets the NHL single season scoring record against the New York Rangers with his 51st goal.
  • March 13 - The 1956 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, adapted from their stage musical, is shown on network TV for the first time by ABC-TV. It will be repeated just three months later.
  • March 16 - Gemini 8 ( David Scott, Neil Armstrong) docks with an Agena target satellite.
  • March 17 - More anti-communist demonstrations occur in Indonesia.
  • March 17 - Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the DSV Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
  • March 19 - The Texas Western Miners defeat the Kentucky Wildcats with 5 black starters, ushering in desegregation in athletic recruiting.
  • March 20 - World Cup Trophy the " Jules Rimet" is stolen at an exhibition, it is later found by a dog named " Pickles" and his owner David Corbett.
  • March 22 - In Washington, DC, 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.
  • March 23 - Pope Paul VI and Arthur Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.
  • March 26 - Demonstrations are held across the United States against the Vietnam War.
  • March 27 - In South Vietnam, 20,000 Buddhists march in demonstrations against the policies of the military government.
  • March 28 - Indira Gandhi visits Washington, DC.
  • March 29 - 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.
  • March 31 - The Labour Party under Harold Wilson wins the British General Election.
  • March 31 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 10, which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.

April

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  • April 2 - The Indonesian army demands that the country rejoin the United Nations.
  • April 4 - Luna 10 enters orbit around the Moon.
  • April 7 - The United Kingdom asks the UN Security Council for authority to use force to stop oil tankers that violate the embargo against Rhodesia. Authority is given April 10.
  • April 8 - Buddhists in South Vietnam protest against the fact that the new government has not set a date for free elections.
  • April 9 - Norwich City F.C. captain Barry Butler is killed in a car accident.
  • April 13 - United States president Lyndon Johnson signs the 1966 Uniform Time Act act dealing with Daylight Saving Time.
  • April 14 - The South Vietnamese government promises free elections in 3–5 months.
  • April 15 - An anti- Nasser conspiracy is exposed in Egypt.
  • April 18
    • China declares that it will stop economic aid to Indonesia.
  • April 21 - An artificial heart is installed in the chest of Marcel DeRudder in a Houston, Texas hospital.
  • April 21 - The opening of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is televised for the first time.
  • April 21 - Haile Selassie visits Jamaica for the first time, meeting with Rastafarian leaders.
  • April 28 - In Rhodesia, security forces kill 7 ZANLA men in combat; Chimurenga, the ZANU rebellion, begins.
  • April 29 - U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000.
  • April 30 - Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel (discontinued in 2000 due to the Channel Tunnel).
  • April 30 - Uniform Daylight Saving Time first observed in most parts of North America.

May

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  • May 1 - Floods occur on the Finnish coast.
  • May 3 - Swinging Radio England and Britain Radio commence broadcasting on AM, with a combined potential 100,000 watts, from the same ship anchored off the south coast of England in international waters.
  • May 4 - Fiat signs a contract with the Soviet government to build a car factory in the Soviet Union.
  • May 12 - African members of the UN Security Council say that the British army should blockade Rhodesia.
  • May 12 - Radio Peking claims that U.S. planes have shot down a Chinese plane over Yunnan (the U.S. denies the story the next day).
  • May 14 - Turkey and Greece intend to start negotiations about the situation in Cyprus.
  • May 15 - Indonesia asks Malaysia for peace negotiations.
  • May 15 - The South Vietnamese army besieges Da Nang.
  • May 15 - Tens of thousands of anti-war demonstrators again picket the White House, then rally at the Washington Monument.
  • May 16 - A seamen's strike is called in Britain.
  • May 16 - The legendary album Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is released.
  • May 16 - Bob Dylan's seminal album, Blonde on Blonde is released in the USA.
  • May 16 - In New York City, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his first public speech on the Vietnam War.
  • May 24 - Ugandan army troops arrest Mutesa II of Buganda and occupy his palace.
  • May 24 - The Nigerian government forbids all political activity in the country (until January 17, 1969).
  • May 25 - Explorer program: Explorer 32 is launched.
  • May 25 - In St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Vice-President Hubert Humphrey and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall dedicate the Gateway Arch, as part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.
  • May 26 - Guyana achieves independence.
  • May 28 - Fidel Castro delcares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack.
  • May 28 - The Indonesian and Malayan governments declare that the Indonesian Confrontation is over (a treaty is signed on August 11).
  • May 31 - The Philippines reestablishes diplomatic relations with Malaysia.

June

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  • June 1 - The final new episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show airs (the first episode aired on October 3, 1961).
  • June 2 - Éamon de Valera is re-elected as Irish president.
  • June 2 - Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
  • June 2 - Four former cabinet ministers are executed in Zaire, for alleged involvement in a plot to kill Mobutu Sese Seko.
  • June 3 - Joaquín Balaguer is elected president of the Dominican Republic.
  • June 5 - Gemini 9: Gene Cernan completes the second U.S. spacewalk (2 hours, 7 minutes).
  • June 6 - Brian Flemming, American film director and playwright
  • June 6 - Civil rights activist James Meredith is shot while trying to march across Mississippi.
  • June 8 - An XB-70 Valkyrie prototype is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane during a photo shoot. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and USAF test pilot Carl Cross are both killed.
  • June 8 - Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US $100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
  • June 13 - Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • June 14 - The Vatican abolishes the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of banned books).
  • June 17 - An Air France personnel strike begins.
  • June 18 - CIA chief William Raborn resigns - Richard Helms becomes his successor. (2)- Phyllis and Joe Miele are Married.
  • June 20 - French President Charles De Gaulle starts visit to the Soviet Union.
  • June 21 - Opposition leader Arthur Calwell is shot after attending a political meeting in Mosman, Sydney, Australia.
  • June 28 - In Argentina, a junta deposes president Arturo Umberto Illia in a coup, and appoints General Juan Carlos Ongania to lead.
  • June 29 - A sailors' strike, organised by the National Union of Seamen, ends in the United Kingdom.
  • June 29 - Vietnam War: U.S. planes begin bombing Hanoi and Haiphong.
  • June 30 - France formally leaves NATO.
  • June 30 - The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded in Washington, DC.

July

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  • July 1 - Joaquin Balaguer becomes president of the Dominican Republic.
  • July 3 - Rene Barrientos is elected president of Bolivia.
  • July 4 - North Vietnam declares general mobilization.
  • July 4 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act, which goes into effect the following year.
  • July 4 - Romania's premier Nicolae Ceausescu proposes dissolution of both NATO and the Warsaw Pact alliance in a meeting of Warsaw Pact powers at Bucharest.
  • July 6 - Malawi becomes a republic.
  • July 7 - A Warsaw Pact conference ends with a promise to support North Vietnam.
  • July 8 - King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Ntare V, who is in turn deposed by prime minister Michel Micombero.
  • July 11 - The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • July 12 - Indira Gandhi visits Moscow.
  • July 12 - Zambia threatens to leave the Commonwealth of Nations because of British peace overtures to Rhodesia.
  • July 12 - U.S. Lieutenant Major W.H. Whalen is arrested for spying.
  • July 14 - Israeli and Syrian jet fighters clash over the Jordan River.
  • July 14 - Gwynfor Evans becomes member of Parliament for Carmarthen, the first Plaid Cymru MP in the UK.
  • July 16 - British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flies to Moscow to try to start peace negotiations about the Vietnam War (the Soviet government refutes his ideas).
  • July 18 - Gemini 10 ( John Young, Michael Collins) launched. After docking with an Agena rocket stage, they then set a world altitude record of 474 miles (763 km).
  • July 18 - The Hough Riots break out in Cleveland, Ohio, the city's first race riot.
  • July 19 - A Chinese delegate in the Netherlands, Liu en-Tsiu, is declared persona non grata because of the death of a Chinese engineer in unclear circumstances; there are claims that he was kidnapped and taken to the delegate's office.
  • July 22 - The Chinese government declares Dutch delegate G. J. Jongejans persona non grata, but tells him not to leave the country before a group of Chinese engineers has left the Netherlands.
  • July 23 - Katangese troops in Stanleyville, Congo, revolt for several weeks in support of the exiled minister Moise Tshombe.
  • July 24 - U.N. Secretary General U Thant visits Moscow.
  • July 26 - Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords, stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.
  • July 28 - The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba.
  • July 29 - The Nigerian army rebels and executes head of state General Aguiyi-Ironsi.
  • July 29 - Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York. He is not seen in public for over a year.
  • July 30 - England beats West Germany 4–2 to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley after extra time.

August

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  • August 1 - A military coup occurs in Nigeria; General Yakubu Gowon takes over.
  • August 2 - The Spanish government forbids overflights of British military aircraft.
  • August 5 - Martin Luther King Jr. leads a civil rights march in Chicago, during which he is struck by a rock thrown from an angry white mob.
  • August 5 - The Beatles release the legendary Revolver album in the United Kingdom.
  • August 5 - Mao Zedong launches a Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to purge and reorganize China's Communist Party.
  • August 6 - Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, Nebraska, killing all 42 on board.
  • August 6 - Rene Barrientos takes office as the president of Bolivia.
  • August 6 - The Tagus River Bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • August 7 - Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • August 10 - An East German court sentences Günter Laudahn to life imprisonment for spying for the United States.
  • August 10 - Lunar Orbiter 1, the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit another world, is launched.
  • August 11 - The Beatles hold a press conference in Chicago, during which John Lennon apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remark, saying, "I didn't mean it as a lousy anti-religious thing."
  • August 13 - In the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong begins the Cultural Revolution.
  • August 13 - An earthquake in Turkey kills 2,394 and injures 10,000.
  • August 15 - Syrian and Israeli troops clash over Lake Genesaret for 3 hours.
  • August 15 - It is announced that the New York Herald Tribune will not resume publication.
  • August 16 - Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee starts investigating Americans who have aided the Viet Cong, with the intent to make these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 are arrested.
  • August 17 - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Republic begin negotiations in Kuwait to end the war in Yemen.
  • August 18 - Vietnam War: D Company, 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, meets and defeats a Viet Cong force estimated to be 4 times larger, at the Battle of Long Tan in Phuoc Tuy Province, Republic of Vietnam.
  • August 19 - An earthquake in eastern Turkey destroys whole cities.
  • August 21 - Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti- Nasser agitation.
  • August 22 - The United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers of America ( UFW), is formed.
  • August 26 - Riots occur in French Somaliland.
  • August 29 - The Beatles play their very last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.
  • August 30 - France offers independence to French Somaliland.

September

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  • September 1 - United Nations Secretary-General U Thant declares that he will not seek re-election, because U.N. efforts in Vietnam have failed.
  • September 1 - 98 British tourists die in an air crash in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.
  • September 6 - In Cape Town, the South African architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death by Dimitri Tsafendas during a parliamentary meeting.
  • September 8 - Star Trek, the classic science fiction television series, debuts with its first episode, titled " The Man Trap."
  • September 9 - NATO decides to move SHAPE headquarters to Belgium.
  • September 12 - Gemini 11 ( Richard Gordon, Pete Conrad) docks with an Agena target vehicle.
  • September 12 - Five Star General Omar Bradley marries actress Esther "Kitty" Buhler in San Diego, California.
  • September 12 - Balthazar Johannes Vorster becomes the new South African Prime Minister.
  • September 13 - TASS reports on clashes between the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Guards.
  • September 16 - In South Vietnam, Thich Tri Quang begins a 100-day hunger strike.
  • September 16 - The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Centre in New York City to the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera, Antony and Cleopatra.
  • September 19 - Scotland Yard arrests Ronald Edwards, suspected of involvement in the Great Train Robbery.
  • September 30 - Baldur von Schirach] and Albert Speer are released from Spandau Prison.
  • September 30 - Botswana achieves independence.

October

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  • October - Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton found the Black Panther Party.
  • October 1 - West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  • October 3 - Tunisia severs diplomatic relations with the United Arab Republic.
  • October 4 - Israel applies for the outer membership of the EEC.
  • October 4 - Basutoland becomes independent and takes the name Lesotho.
  • October 5 - UNESCO signs the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. This event is now celebrated as World Teachers' Day.
  • October 7 - The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.
  • October 9 - The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series, 1–0, to sweep the series for their 1st World Championship.
  • October 11 - France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty for cooperation in nuclear research.
  • October 14 - The city of Montreal inaugurates its metro system (see Montreal Metro).
  • October 15 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs a bill creating the United States Department of Transportation.
  • October 15 - U.S. Congress passes a bill for the creation of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to be created.
  • October 15 - ABC-TV telecasts a highly-acclaimed ninety-minute television adaptation of the musical Brigadoon, starring Robert Goulet, Peter Falk, and Sally Ann Howes. It wins many Emmy Awards, is repeated just five months later, and inaugurates a short-lived series of special television adaptations of famous Broadway musicals on ABC. Goulet stars in all but one of these specials.
  • October 16 - Grace Slick performs live for the first time with Jefferson Airplane.
  • October 17 - Lesotho and Botswana are admitted to the United Nations.
  • October 21 - The Aberfan disaster occurs in South Wales, United Kingdom.
  • October 22 - British spy George Blake escapes from Wormwood Scrubs prison; he is next seen in Moscow.
  • October 22 - Spain demands that the United Kingdom stop military flights to Gibraltar; Britain refuses the next day.
  • October 24 - Negotiations about the Vietnam War begin in Manila, Philippines.
  • October 25 - A military court in Jakarta sentences ex-foreign minister Subandrio to death.
  • October 25 - Spain closes its Gibraltar border to non- pedestrian traffic.
  • October 26 - NATO moves its HQ from Paris to Brussels.
  • October 27 - The United Nations takes Namibia from South Africa.
  • October 29 - The Guinean delegation to the OAU meeting in Ethiopia, become hostages of the Ghanaian government in Accra.

November

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  • November 2 - The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
  • November 4 - The Arno river floods Florence, damaging many art treasures.
  • November 5 - Thirty-eight African states demand that the United Kingdom use force against the Rhodesian government.
  • November 6 - Lunar Orbiter 2 is launched.
  • November 8 - Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
  • November 8 - Actor Ronald Reagan, a Republican, is elected Governor of California.
  • November 11 - A mine kills 3 Israeli paratroopers on the West Bank border.
  • November 11 - Spain declares general amnesty for crimes committed during the Spanish Civil War (effective only for the Falangists' side).
  • November 15 - Gemini 12 ( James A. Lovell, Buzz Aldrin), splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean, 600 km east of the Bahamas.
  • November 15 - A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
  • November 17 - The U.N. General Assembly decides to found the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
  • November 17 - A spectacular Leonid meteor shower passes over Arizona, at the rate of 2,300 a minute for 20 minutes.
  • November 21 - The army crushes an attempted coup in Togo.
  • November 28 - Truman Capote's Black and White Ball ('The Party of the Century') is held in New York City.
  • November 30 - Barbados achieves independence.

December

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  • December 1 - Kurt Georg Kiesinger is elected Chancellor of West Germany.
  • December 1 - British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Rhodesian Prime minister Ian Smith negotiate on HMS Tiger in the Mediterranean.
  • December 2 - U Thant agrees to serve a second term as U.N. Secretary General.
  • December 3 - Anti-Portuguese demonstrations occur in Macau; a curfew is declared the next day.
  • December 7 - Syria offers weapons to rebels in Jordan.
  • December 7 - Barbados is admitted to the United Nations.
  • December 8 - The Typaldos Line's ferry Heraklion sinks in rough seas, in the Aegean Sea near Crete - 217 dead.
  • December 15 - In Los Angeles, Walt Disney dies of lung cancer at age 65.
  • December 16 - The U.N. Security Council approves an oil embargo against Rhodesia.
  • December 16 - The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights were adopted by the General Assembly by its resolution 2200 A (XXI).
  • December 17 - South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
  • December 20 - Harold Wilson withdraws all his previous offers to the Rhodesian government, and announces that he will agree to independence only after the founding of a Black majority government
  • December 22 - Prime Minister Ian Smith declares that Rhodesia is already a republic.
  • December 23 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff, is shown for the first time on CBS. It will become an annual Christmas tradition.
  • December 26 - The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies, at California State University, Long Beach.
  • December 31 - East German Premier Walter Ulbricht discusses negotiations about German reunification.
  • December 31 - Thieves steal millions worth of paintings from the Dulwich Art Gallery in London.
  • December 31 - The Congolese government takes over the Union Minière du Haut Katanga.


Ongoing

  • First Sudanese Civil War (1955–72)
  • Guatemalan Civil War (1960–96)
  • Indochina Wars
  • Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation (1962–76)
  • Laotian Civil War (1962–75)
  • Marshall Plan
  • North Yemen Civil War (1962–70)
  • Portuguese Colonial War (1961–74)
  • Shifta War (1963–67)

Births

1966 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1966
MCMLXVI
Ab urbe condita 2719
Armenian calendar 1415
ԹՎ ՌՆԺԵ
Bahá'í calendar 122 – 123
Berber calendar 2916
Buddhist calendar 2510
Burmese calendar 1328
Chinese calendar 4602/4662-12-10
( 乙巳年十二月初十日)
— to —
4603/4663-11-20
( 丙午年十一月二十日)
Coptic calendar 1682 – 1683
Ethiopian calendar 1958 – 1959
Hebrew calendar 5726 – 5727
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2021 – 2022
 - Shaka Samvat 1888 – 1889
 - Kali Yuga 5067 – 5068
Holocene calendar 11966
Iranian calendar 1344 – 1345
Islamic calendar 1385 – 1386
Japanese calendar Shōwa 41
(昭和41年)
Korean calendar 4299
Thai solar calendar 2509

January

  • January 1 - Anna Burke, Australian politician and member for Chisholm in the House of Representatives
  • January 1 - Crazy Legs, Puerto Rican Breakdancer, President of Rock Steady Crew
  • January 1 - Michael Imperioli, American actor
  • January 3 - Martin Galway, Northern Irish composer
  • January 4 - Deana Carter, American singer
  • January 5 - Kate Schellenbach, American musician, drummer for The Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984, and Luscious Jackson
  • January 7 - Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American actress and model, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (died 1999)
  • January 8 - Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player
  • January 12 - Rob Zombie, American musician, artist, and writer
  • January 13 - Patrick Dempsey, American actor
  • January 14 - Marco Hietala, bassist in the Finnish Metal Band Nightwish
  • January 17 - Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer
  • January 19 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player
  • January 19 - Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
  • January 20 - Stacey Dash, American actress
  • January 20 - Tracii Guns, American guitarist
  • January 21 - Wendy James, British singer ( Transvision Vamp)
  • January 24 - Jimeoin, Northern Irish-Australian comedian and actor
  • January 29 - Romário, Brazilian footballer
  • January 30 - Hans Tutschku, German composer

February

  • February 1 - Michelle Akers, American soccer player
  • February 4 - Kyoko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer
  • February 6 - Rick Astley, British singer
  • February 7 - Chris Rock, American comedian
  • February 9 - Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete
  • February 11 - Stephen Gregory, American actor
  • February 18 - Richard A Collins, British scientist and author
  • February 20 - Cindy Crawford, American model and actress
  • February 22 - Yahya Ayyash, chief bombmaker of Hamas and leader of Samaria battalion of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades
  • February 22 - Brian Greig, Australian statesman
  • February 23 - Michael Arata, American actor
  • February 24 - Billy Zane, American actor
  • February 25 - Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete
  • February 25 - Tea Leoni, American actress
  • February 26 - Madeleine Carroll, British actress
  • February 26 - Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer

March

  • March 3 - Tone Lōc, American musician
  • March 4 - Daniela Amavia, American actress and international model
  • March 4 - Kevin Johnson, American basketball player
  • March 4 - Grand Puba (Brand Nubian), American rapper
  • March 4 - Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer with The Sundays
  • March 4 - Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
  • March 4 - Dav Pilkey, American writer
  • March 4 - Wash Westmoreland, British film director
  • March 5 - Mark Z. Danielewski, American author
  • March 6 - Maurice Ashley, African-American chess grandmaster
  • March 6 - Yahya Ayyash, Palestinian terrorist (died 1996)
  • March 7 - Jeff Feagles, National Football League punter
  • March 9 - Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist
  • March 10 - Edie Brickell, American singer
  • March 10 - Mike Timlin, baseball player
  • March 16 - Rodney Peete, former National Football League quarterback
  • March 17 - David Taylor, English Joiner
  • March 25 - Tom Glavine, Major League Baseball player
  • March 25 - Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (d. 2008)
  • March 25 - Anton Rogan, Northern Irish footballer
  • March 29 - Krassimir Balakov, former Bulgarian footballer and member of the Bulgarian national team

April

  • April 1 - Chris Evans, British radio disc-jockey
  • April 2 - Teddy Sheringham, British footballer
  • April 3 - Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • April 4 - Riduan Isamuddin, Bali bombing suspects
  • April 8 - Robin Wright Penn, American actress
  • April 8 - Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality and martial artist
  • April 11 - Dustin Rhodes, American professional wrestler
  • April 11 - Lisa Stansfield, British soul singer
  • April 13 - Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football goalkeeper
  • April 14 - Greg Maddux, American baseball player
  • April 14 - Lloyd Owen, British actor
  • April 15 - Samantha Fox, British model and singer
  • April 18 - Trine Hattestad, Norwegian athlete
  • April 20 - David Chalmers, Australian philosopher
  • April 21 - Bubba the Love Sponge, American radio personality
  • April 22 - Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor
  • April 28 - John Daly, American golfer
  • April 29 - Phil Tufnell, British cricketer

May

  • May 1 - Anne Fletcher, American film director and choreographer
  • May 3 - Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
  • May 6 - Andrea Chiesa, Swiss Formula One driver
  • May 6 - Cindy Hsu, Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter
  • May 7 - Anderson Cummins, international cricketer
  • May 7 - Hill Harper, American film, television and stage actor
  • May 7 - Jes Høgh, Danish football (soccer) player
  • May 8 - Robert J. Behnen, genealogist and a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • May 8 - Blag Dahlia, American musician, producer, and author
  • May 8 - Kamil Kašťák, Czechoslovakian ice hockey player
  • May 8 - Marta Sánchez, Spanish female vocalist, entertainer
  • May 8 - Cláudio Taffarel, Brazilian goalkeeper
  • May 10 - Mikael Andersson, ice hockey player
  • May 10 - Frank T. Caprio, General Treasurer of Rhode Island
  • May 10 - Wade Domínguez, American actor, model, singer and dancer (d. 1998)
  • May 10 - Jonathan Edwards, British athlete
  • May 10 - Anne Elvebakk, biathlete from Norway
  • May 10 - Genaro Hernandez, Mexican-American boxer
  • May 11 - Christoph Schneider, German musician ( Rammstein)
  • May 12 - Stephen Baldwin, American actor
  • May 12 - Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian popular singer
  • May 13 - Nereus Acosta, politician, academician, and political scientist in the Philippines
  • May 13 - Cheryl Dunye, film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress
  • May 13 - Darius Rucker, American singer ( Hootie & the Blowfish)
  • May 13 - Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter
  • May 13 - Jeffrey Scott Holland, American artist and musician
  • May 16 - Juan Manuel Funes, Guatemalan football coach and former midfielder
  • May 16 - Janet Jackson, American singer
  • May 16 - Thurman Thomas, American football player
  • May 19 - Neil Campbell, British musician
  • May 19 - Sophia Crawford, actress, stuntwoman and martial artist
  • May 20 - Mindy Cohn, American actress
  • May 20 - Joey Gamache, American boxer
  • May 21 - Lisa Edelstein, American actress and playwright
  • May 22 - Siri Eftedal, Norwegian team handball player and Olympic medalist
  • May 22 - Johnny Gill, American singer
  • May 23 - Graeme Hick, English cricketer
  • May 24 - Dan Abrams, MSNBC host and correspondent
  • May 24 - Eric Cantona, French footballer
  • May 24 - Francisco Javier Cruz, Mexican football player
  • May 24 - Ella Guru, American painter and musician
  • May 25 - Ahmad Reza Abedzadeh, Iranian goalkeeper and Iranian national football team member
  • May 25 - Jeff Cross (American football), American football defensive end
  • May 26 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress
  • May 26 - Zola Budd, South African athlete
  • May 27 - Heston Blumenthal OBE, British chef
  • May 27 - Carol Campbell (actress), Afro-German actress, model and presenter
  • May 27 - Juan M. Garcia, Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • May 28 - Theo Bleckmann, German vocalist and composer
  • May 28 - Larry Davis (criminal), (d. 2008)
  • May 29 - Robert Anderson, child murderer, executed 2006
  • May 30 - Frank Goosen, German cabaret artist and novel author
  • May 30 - Thomas Häßler, German football player
  • May 30 - Stephen Malkmus, American singer ( Pavement),( Stephen Malkmus)

June

  • June 1 - Greg Schiano, American football coach
  • June 2 - Candace Gingrich, LGBT rights activist
  • June 4 - Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano
  • June 4 - Tiffany Million, American actress
  • June 6 - Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo
  • June 6 - Murdoc Niccals, Member of Gorillaz, Damien Thorn The Awnser to Armegeddon
  • June 8 - Julianna Margulies, American actress
  • June 8 - Doris Pearson, British singer Five Star
  • June 8 - Jens Kidman, Swedish musician
  • June 14 - Matt Freeman, American musician
  • June 15 - Roberto Carnevale, musician
  • June 16 - Jan Železný, Czech javelin thrower
  • June 17 - Christy Canyon, porn actress
  • June 18 - Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater
  • June 19 - Samuel West, British actor
  • June 21 - Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
  • June 22 - Michael Park, British rally co-driver (d. 2005)
  • June 23 - Richie Ren, Taiwanese musician
  • June 25 - Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese basketball player
  • June 27 - J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer
  • June 28 - Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
  • June 28 - John Cusack, American actor
  • June 30 - Mike Tyson, American boxer
  • June 30 - Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor

July

  • July 1 - Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
  • July 3 - Moisés Alou, baseball player
  • July 5 - Kathryn Erbe, American actress
  • July 5 - Claudia Wells, American actress
  • July 5 - Gianfranco Zola, Italian football (soccer) player
  • July 6 - Brian Posehn American actor and comedian
  • July 7 - Jim Gaffigan, American comedian
  • July 7 - Gundula Krause, German violinist
  • July 13 - Gerald Levert, American singer (d. 2006)
  • July 14 - Tanya Donelly, American musician
  • July 14 - Matthew Fox, American actor
  • July 15 - Irène Jacob, French-born actress
  • July 15 - Dimitris P. Kraniotis, Greek poet
  • July 22 - Shawn Michaels, American professional wrestler
  • July 29 - Martina McBride, American singer
  • July 29 - Richard Steven Horvitz, American voice actor
  • July 30 - Murilo Bustamante, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • July 31 - Dean Cain, American actor

August

  • August 2 - Tim Wakefield, American baseball player
  • August 7 - Jimmy Wales, American founder of Wikipedia
  • August 7 - Kristin Hersh, American musician
  • August 11 - Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • August 12 - Les Ferdinand, English footballer
  • August 14 - Halle Berry, American actress
  • August 15 - Scott Brosius, former Major League Baseball player
  • August 17 - Rodney Mullen, famous flatland skateboarder
  • August 18 - Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
  • August 19 - Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • August 20 - Dimebag Darrell, guitarist for Pantera and Damageplan (d. 2004)
  • August 23 - Rik Smits, Dutch basketball player
  • August 25 - Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • August 26 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • August 26 - Shirley Manson, Scottish musician and Garbage frontwoman
  • August 28 - Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician

September

  • September 1 - Tim Hardaway, American basketball player
  • September 2 - Salma Hayek, Mexican-born actress
  • September 4 - Yanka Dyagileva, Russian singer
  • September 6 - Eduardo Maruri, Ecuadorian business man and politician
  • September 8 - Carola Häggkvist, Swedish pop singer
  • September 9 - Georg Hackl, German luger
  • September 9 - Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian
  • September 12 - Princess Akishino, Japanese princess
  • September 12 - Ben Folds, piano rock artist
  • September 22 - Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
  • September 22 - Moustafa Amar, Egyptian pop star
  • September 24 - Michael J. Varhola, American author and publisher

October

  • October 1 - George Weah, Liberian politician and football player
  • October 2 - Rodney Anoa'i, Samoan-American professional wrestler (d. 2000)
  • October 3 - Rabbi Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, Israeli settler leader (d. 2000)
  • October 7 - Sherman Alexie, Native American author
  • October 8 - Aaron Callaghan, Irish football club executive
  • October 9 - David Cameron, British politician
  • October 10 - Tony Adams, English footballer
  • October 11 - Stephen Williams, British politician
  • October 12 - Brian Kennedy, Irish musician and author
  • October 14 - Savanna Samson, American porn star
  • October 19 - Jon Favreau, American actor and director
  • October 19 - Sinitta, 1980s pop singer
  • October 24 - Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
  • October 26 - Jeanne Zelasko, FOX baseball host
  • October 27 - Matt Drudge, American Internet journalist
  • October 28 - Steve Atwater, American football player

November

  • November 2 - David Schwimmer, American actor
  • November 3 - Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
  • November 6 - Peter DeLuise, American actor
  • November 6 - Paul Gilbert, American musician
  • November 6 - Christian Lorenz, German musician ( Rammstein)
  • November 7 - Lin Xiaochieh, Burmese leader
  • November 14 - Curt Schilling, baseball player
  • November 17 - Jeff Buckley, American singer (d. 1997)
  • November 17 - Sophie Marceau, French actress
  • November 20 - Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer, and instrumentalist
  • November 21 - Troy Aikman, American football player
  • November 23 - Vincent Cassel, French actor
  • November 29 - John Bradshaw Layfield, American professional wrestler
  • November 30 - Wil Mara, American author
  • November 30 - David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter

December

  • December 1 - Larry Walker, Canadian Major League Baseball player
  • December 7 - C. Thomas Howell, American actor
  • December 7 - Linn Ullmann, Norwegian journalist and author
  • December 8 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish pop singer
  • December 11 - Leon Lai, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • December 12 - Yoshihiro Asai, Japanese professional wrestler (Último Dragon)
  • December 12 - Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist
  • December 13 - Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker
  • December 14 - Bill Ranford, Canadian hockey player
  • December 15 - Katja von Garnier, German film director
  • December 16 - Dennis Wise, English footballer
  • December 17 - Milos Tichy, Czech astronomer
  • December 20 - Ed de Goeij, Dutch footballer
  • December 20 - Chris Robinson, American singer ( Black Crowes)
  • December 21 - Kiefer Sutherland, Canadian actor
  • December 22 - Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet gymnast
  • December 24 - Diedrich Bader, American actor and comedian
  • December 27 - Wendy Coakley-Thompson, author
  • December 27 - Bill Goldberg, American professional wrestler
  • December 27 - John Harrington, photographer

Deaths

January-March

  • January 1 - Vincent Auriol, President of France (b. 1884)
  • January 11 - Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor (b. 1901)
  • January 11 - Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
  • January 14 - Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)
  • January 14 - Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
  • January 15 - Sergei Korolev, Russian space scientist (b. 1906)
  • January 15 - Samuel Ladoke Akintola, Nigerian premier of the Western region and Aare Ona Kakanfo XIII of the Yoruba (b. 1910)
  • January 18 - Kathleen Norris, American writer (b. 1880)
  • February 1 - Buster Keaton, American actor and film director (b. 1895)
  • February 1 - Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (b. 1885)
  • February 6 - Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
  • February 10 - Billy Rose, American composer and band leader (b. 1899)
  • February 10 - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India (b. 1904)
  • February 15 - Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect and historian of gardens (b. 1909)
  • February 20 - Chester Nimitz, American admiral (b. 1885)
  • March 1 - Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • March 3 - Maxfield Parrish, American artist (b. 1870)
  • March 3 - Alice Pearce, American actress (b. 1917)
  • March 3 - William Frawley, American actor (b. 1887)
  • March 5 - Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (b. 1889)
  • March 8 - William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, British politician (b. 1907)
  • March 10 - Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

April-June

  • April 1 - Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
  • April 2 - C.S. Forester, English author (b. 1899)
  • April 3 - Battista Farina, Italian car designer (b. 1893)
  • April 10 - Evelyn Waugh, English author (b. 1903)
  • April 11 - Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, military dictator of El Salvador (assassinated) (b. 1882)
  • April 13 - Georges Duhamel, French author (b. 1884)
  • April 13 - Abdul Salam Arif, President of Iraq (b. 1921)
  • April 23 - Georges Ohsawa, Japanese diet founder (b. 1893)
  • May 22 - Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)
  • May 23 - Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (b. 1902)
  • June 1 - Papa Jack Laine, American jazz musician (b. 1873)
  • June 7 - Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1887)
  • June 8 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
  • June 11 - Delmore Schwartz, American poet (b. 1913)
  • June 12 - Hermann Scherchen, Austrian conductor (b. 1891)
  • June 19 - Ed Wynn, American actor (b. 1886)
  • June 30 - Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (b. 1906)

July-September

  • July 2 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
  • July 5 - George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • July 6 - Sad Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1892)
  • July 14 - Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878
  • July 24 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (b. 1920)
  • August 3 - Lenny Bruce, American comedian (b. 1925)
  • August 6 - Cordwainer Smith, American author (b. 1913)
  • September 5 - Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman and architect (b. 1879)
  • September 6 - Margaret Sanger, American birth control advocate (b. 1879)
  • September 6 - Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-born Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1901)
  • September 11 - C. E. Woolman, American Airlines founder (b. 1889)
  • September 14 - Gertrude Berg, American actress (b. 1899)
  • September 17 - Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (b. 1930)
  • September 28 - Andre Breton, French writer (b. 1896)
  • September - Hiram Wesley Evans, American leader of the Ku Klux Klan (b. 1881)

October-December

  • October 7 - Smiley Lewis, American R&B musician (born 1913)
  • October 16 - George O'Hara, American actor (born 1899)
  • October 18 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian-born beautician and cosmetics entrepreneur (born 1878)
  • October 26 - Alma Cogan, English singer (born 1932)
  • November 2 - Peter Debye, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born 1884)
  • November 2 - Mississippi John Hurt, American singer and guitarist (born 1893)
  • November 19 - Arthur Haynes, English comedian (born 1914)
  • November 23 - Seán T. O'Kelly, second President of Ireland (born 1882)
  • December 15 - Walt Disney, American animated film producer (born 1901)

Nobel prizes

  • Physics - Alfred Kastler
  • Chemistry - Robert S. Mulliken
  • Physiology or Medicine - Peyton Rous, Charles Brenton Huggins
  • Literature - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Nelly Sachs
  • Peace - not awarded

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