1966 in History



January 1 12 day transit worker strike shuts down New York City subway
January 1 All U.S. cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
January 1 Military coup by Col Jean-Bedel Bokassa in Central African Republic
January 1 Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
January 2 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
January 2 Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
January 3 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
January 4 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
January 4 WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
January 7 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
January 7 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
January 8 Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
January 8 Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
January 8 Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
January 8 Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
January 9 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
January 10 India and Pakistan sign peace accord
January 10 Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
January 11 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
January 11 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
January 12 12 day New York City transit strike ends
January 12 "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
January 12 Lyndon Baines Johnson says U.S. should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
January 12 Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
January 13 1st black selected for President cabinet (Lyndon Baines Johnson selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
January 13 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 14 David Bowie releases his 1st record 'Can't Help Thinking About Me'
January 15 AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
January 15 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
January 16 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
January 16 Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
January 17 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. opens campaign in Chicago
January 18 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
January 19 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
January 19 Neil Simons, Coleman and Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
January 19 Tippetts cantate "Vision of St. Augustine," premieres in London
January 21 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
January 24 WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
January 25 WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, New Jersey (NBC) 1st broadcast
January 26 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
January 27 Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisconsin an expansion team for 1966
January 29 Lawry and Simpson complete 244 opening stand vs. England, Adelaide
January 29 Snow storm in north east U.S. kills 165
January 29 "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 608 performances
January 29 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
January 29 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
January 30 -19 degrees F (-28 degrees C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
January 30 -27 degrees F (-33 degrees C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
January 30 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
January 30 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 11th string quartet
January 31 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
January 31 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 9 towards Moon
February 3 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched U.S.
February 3 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
February 4 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
February 5 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
February 7 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 9 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
February 10 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
February 11 San Francisco Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
February 13 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 14 Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
February 14 Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
February 14 Writers Andrei Sinjavski and Joeij Daniel found guilty
February 15 Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
February 16 Bob Cowper makes 307 vs. England at the MCG, 727 minutes, 20 fours
February 16 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Australia WK
February 16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
February 17 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
February 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in U.S.S.R.
February 21 Indonesia's president Sukarno fires General Nasution
February 22 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok and Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
February 23 Aldo Moro forms Italian government
February 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
February 23 Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
February 24 Coup ousts President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
February 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 25 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
February 26 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, New Mexico (CBS) begins broadcasting
February 27 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
February 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova and Protopopov of URS
February 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of U.S.
February 27 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
February 28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
February 28 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
March 1 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
March 1 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
March 2 215,000 U.S. soldiers in Vietnam
March 3 Buffalo Springfield form, Steven Stills, Neil Young
March 3 James Goldman's "Lion in Winter," premieres in New York City
March 3 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee
March 3 Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
March 3 Twister hits Jackson, Mississippi; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
March 3 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, Virginia (IND) begins broadcasting
March 4 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
March 4 John Lennon, says "We (the Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
March 4 North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by British Petroleum
March 5 75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die
March 5 Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
March 5 Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as executive director of Players' Association
March 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 6 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
March 7 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 7 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 457 performances
March 8 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
March 8 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
March 8 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 569 performances
March 9 Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board
March 10 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
March 10 Dutch crown princess Beatrix marries Claus von Amsberg
March 10 North Vietnamese capture U.S. Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
March 11 Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out
March 12 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record
March 12 Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
March 12 Love's 1st album released "Love"
March 12 Pioneer Plaza dedicated
March 12 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 13 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational
March 15 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra and Striesand
March 15 Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
March 16 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
March 16 Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
March 17 South Africa government bans Defense and Aid Fund
March 17 U.S. submarine locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
March 18 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
March 18 "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 3 performances
March 18 Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
March 19 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky 72-65
March 19 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
March 19 "Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 3 performances
March 20 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St. Petersburg Women's Golf Open
March 21 Supreme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene
March 23 1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic and Anglican Church
March 24 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
March 25 Beatles pose with mutilated dolls and butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday and Today" album, It is later pulled
March 25 U.S. Supreme Court rules the poll tax unconstitutional
March 27 Anit Vietnam war demonstrations in U.S., Europe and Australia
March 27 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational
March 29 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin New York City for 129 performances
March 29 Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
March 30 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS
March 31 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in New York City
March 31 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
March 31 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter
April 1 1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal)
April 1 China premier Tsjoe en-Lai starts "Cultural revolution"
April 2 Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
April 2 WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting
April 3 Luna 10 orbits Moon
April 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open
April 3 Tom Seaver, signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus
April 4 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
April 5 WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft. Pierce-Vero Beach, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
April 6 Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and India
April 7 U.S. recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor
April 8 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
April 8 Leonid Brezhnev elected Secretary-General of Communist Party
April 8 OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
April 9 Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
April 9 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
April 11 30th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288
April 11 Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire
April 12 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
April 12 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
April 12 Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
April 13 Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s
April 15 KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
April 15 Rolling Stones release "Aftermath"
April 16 Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain
April 17 100th International soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1)
April 17 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
April 18 Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
April 19 70th Boston Marathon won by Kenji Kimihara of Japan in 2:17:11
April 19 In 1st regular season game at Anaheim Stadium, Angels lose 3-1 to Chic
April 19 Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon
April 20 WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting
April 21 Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica
April 22 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating New York Mets 8-4
April 22 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
April 24 Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
April 24 Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
April 25 Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse Belgium
April 26 Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
April 27 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd cello concert
April 28 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
April 28 38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music," Julie Christie and L Marvin win
April 28 Cleveland ties record with 10th straight win since Opening Day
April 28 OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms
May 1 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
May 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
May 1 Radio RSA, South Africa begins shortwave transmitting
May 1 U.S. troops shooting targets in Cambodia
May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr. (Thousand Days)
May 3 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
May 4 Soviet government signs accord about building Fiat factory in U.S.S.R.
May 5 Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II
May 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
May 6 Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin
May 6 Most runs scored in 11th inning (9) Phils score 5 to beat Pirates 8-7
May 7 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
May 7 Mamas and Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
May 7 Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene
May 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
May 8 Last game at old Busch stadium, St. Louis Card lose 10-5 to SF
May 8 Only home run ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Park (Frank Robinson)
May 9 1st black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer)
May 9 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
May 11 Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I
May 12 St. Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
May 13 Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
May 13 Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black"
May 14 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs. Miller hits #95
May 15 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex vs. Somerset
May 15 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
May 15 South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
May 16 Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released
May 16 National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
May 16 Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
May 17 KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
May 21 92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
May 21 "Downtown" by Mrs. Miller hits #82
May 21 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
May 21 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart and hits #97
May 21 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
May 21 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 41 performances
May 22 18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
May 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
May 23 Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
May 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 1508 performances
May 25 Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
May 26 Buddhist sets self on fire at U.S. consulate in Hue South-Vietnam
May 26 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
May 27 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
May 27 6 French fighters crash above Spain
May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
May 30 300 U.S. airplanes bomb North Vietnam
May 30 Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500 car race (232.2 kph)
May 30 U.S. launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
June 1 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights
June 1 George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London
June 1 Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
June 1 Shortwave station Radio New York Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
June 2 U.S. Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing
June 3 European DX Council forms in Copenhagen, shortwave listeners
June 3 Gemini 9 launched; 7th U.S. 2-man flight, Stafford and Cernan
June 4 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6
June 4 "Batman and His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70
June 4 Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
June 5 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 home runs in a doubleheader
June 5 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational
June 6 Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi
June 6 Claus Von Bulow and Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed
June 6 Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator"
June 6 NFL and AFL announce their merger
June 6 Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement
June 7 New York Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
June 8 NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
June 9 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, and Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
June 10 Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in U.K.
June 10 Beatles record "Rain," 1st to use reverse tapes
June 10 Cleveland Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Washington Senator, 2-0
June 10 Janis Joplin's 1st live concert, Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco
June 10 Mamas and Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday"
June 11 French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
June 11 "I Am A Rock" by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
June 11 "(I'm A) Road Runner" by, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars peaks at #20
June 11 Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig in San Francisco
June 11 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger New York City after 280 performances
June 11 "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
June 11 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 248 performances
June 11 "Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hit #1 in U.K.
June 12 Dave Clark 5 set record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
June 12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
June 13 Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights
June 14 Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
June 14 Miami beats St. Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
June 16 20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade and Man of La Mancha win
June 16 "Rowan and Martin Show," debuts on NBC-TV
June 17 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers
June 19 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
June 20 66th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF
June 20 Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman
June 21 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
June 22 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens
June 24 Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switzerland), 117 die
June 24 Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I
June 25 Beatles' "Paperback Writer," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
June 25 Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad
June 25 Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched
June 26 Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
June 26 Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland
June 26 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 41 performances
June 27 1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV
June 27 4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yankees beat Mets 5-2
June 28 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
June 29 In the Vietnam War, U.S. planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for 1st time
June 29 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, California begins
June 29 U.S. bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities
June 30 Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
June 30 Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
June 30 Richath Helms, promoted from deputy director to 8th director of CIA
June 30 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, vs. WI Trent Bridge, wicketless
June 30 Vice Admiral William F Raborn, Jr., USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA
July 1 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
July 1 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St. to build BART
July 1 Explorer 33 launched
July 1 Medicare goes into effect
July 1 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
July 2 73rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Frasier (63 36 61)
July 2 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
July 3 21st U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
July 3 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game
July 3 Race riots in Omaha, Nebraska
July 4 Beatles attacked in Philippines after insulting Imelda Marcos
July 4 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs Freedom of Information Act
July 5 National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
July 5 New York City transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents
July 5 Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
July 6 Malawi becomes a republic, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president
July 8 U.S. airline strike, until Aug 19th
July 9 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
July 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
July 10 U.S. launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
July 12 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
July 12 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St. Louis
July 12 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson for the Baltimore Orioles
July 12 Race riot in Chicago
July 12 U.S. Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia and Denver mints
July 13 Richard Speck, murders 8 nurses in Chicago
July 16 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 512 performances
July 17 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
July 17 Indians set club record by hitting 7 home run in 15-2 win over Detroit
July 17 "It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin New York City after 129 performances
July 17 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3)
July 17 Pioneer 7 launched
July 18 Gemini 10 launched (John Young and Michael Collins)
July 19 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
July 19 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
July 19 Governor James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland, race riot
July 21 Gemini X returns to Earth
July 21 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 23 Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens
July 23 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
July 23 Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
July 24 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
July 24 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
July 25 Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
July 25 Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
July 25 Mao Tse Tung swims Yangtse River
July 25 Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
July 25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
July 26 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, New Hampshire (NBC) begins broadcasting
July 29 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock New York
July 29 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
July 30 Beatles' "Yesterday... and Today," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 5 weeks
July 30 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
July 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
July 30 U.S. airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
July 31 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
July 31 Charles Whitman wounds 46 and kills 5 at University of Texas
August 1 Charles Whitman climbs University of Texas tower and shoots 12 dead
August 1 Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 and wounds 31 at University of Texas
August 2 Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
August 3 South African government bans Beatle records
August 5 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
August 5 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" and "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
August 5 Beatles' "Revolver" album is released
August 5 Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title
August 5 Martin Luther King, Jr. stoned during Chicago march
August 5 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
August 6 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
August 6 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
August 6 Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge of Europe)
August 6 U.S. citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
August 7 Race riot in Lansing, Michigan
August 8 South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
August 10 1st lunar orbiter launched by U.S.
August 10 Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again
August 10 Phillies and Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
August 11 Last Beatle concert tour of U.S. begins
August 14 1st U.S. lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
August 14 Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
August 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
August 15 Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
August 17 Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit
August 17 Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time home run list
August 19 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
August 20 Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
August 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
August 22 Beatles arrive in New York City
August 23 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
August 24 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
August 26 Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch home runs
August 26 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, North Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 27 Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
August 27 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
August 27 Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
August 27 Sir Francis Chichester begins 1st solo ocean voyage around the world
August 28 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
August 29 Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
August 31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
September 1 KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting
September 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
September 3 24th World San Francisco Convention honors Gene Roddenberry
September 3 Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman"
September 4 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
September 4 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)
September 5 Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000
September 5 WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, South Carolina (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 7 KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 7 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 8 Star Trek premieres on NBC-TV
September 8 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV
September 10 Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 6 weeks
September 10 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
September 10 Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry)
September 11 80th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey (63 61)
September 11 86th U.S. Mens Tennis: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (46 12-10 63 64)
September 11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
September 11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a home run on his 1st at bat
September 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
September 11 Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show
September 12 Gemini XI (Charles Conrad and R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight
September 12 KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 12 "Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
September 12 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan begins teaching
September 12 WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 12 WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida (PBS) 1st broadcast
September 13 Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa
September 15 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched
September 15 Dutch political party (D'66) forms
September 15 Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth
September 16 Metropolitan Opera opens at New York's Lincoln Center
September 17 Cleveland pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings
September 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
September 20 U.S. Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23
September 21 5" of rain falls on New York City
September 21 Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi
September 22 Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance," premieres in New York City
September 22 KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
September 22 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
September 22 Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon
September 24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
September 24 Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida and Mexico
September 25 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
September 25 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
September 25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
September 26 "Staten Island," 1st icebreaker to enter San Francisco bay
September 29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
September 29 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
September 30 Botswana (Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
September 30 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
October 1 Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times"
October 1 WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
October 2 Los Angeles Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd Los Angeles pennant in 4 years
October 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
October 3 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president
October 4 Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
October 4 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 4 Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
October 6 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
October 6 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
October 8 Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yards (54, 54, 52)
October 9 Baltimore Orioles sweep Los Angeles Dodgers, in 63rd World Series
October 9 Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It"
October 12 Jimi Henrix Experience fors with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
October 13 173 U.S. airplanes bomb North-Vietnam
October 13 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA
October 14 175 U.S. airplanes bomb North Vietnam
October 14 Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer
October 15 Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself," as "terribly obscene"
October 15 Lyndon Baines Johnson signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
October 16 Joean Baez and 123 other ani-draft protestors arrested in Oakland
October 18 "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 463 performances
October 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 19 Yardbird 1st U.S. tour (New York City)
October 21 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
October 22 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
October 23 Sandra Spuzich/Jack Rule wins Haig and Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
October 25 6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam
October 26 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
October 26 U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
October 27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
October 27 U.N. deprives South Africa of Namibia
October 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 28 Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour
October 29 Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7 degrees N 162 degrees E
October 29 National Organization of Women founded
October 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
November 1 Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created
November 1 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
November 1 Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner
November 1 William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km
November 2 KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 4 Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113
November 5 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
November 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 6 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
November 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
November 6 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
November 7 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah," premieres in New York City
November 7 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
November 7 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
November 8 Actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California
November 8 Edward Brooke, Representative-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, becomes 1st African American elected to Senate
November 8 President Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
November 9 John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at a London art gallery
November 9 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 107 performances
November 9 Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
November 10 Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier
November 10 Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon
November 11 Gemini 12 (Lovell and Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
November 11 Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church
November 12 Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
November 12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
November 12 High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame
November 13 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
November 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title
November 15 Gemini XII (Lovell/Aldrin) returns to Earth
November 16 Dr. Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury
November 16 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP
November 17 Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)
November 18 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement, due to arthritic left elbow
November 18 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 18 U.S. RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
November 19 Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ
November 20 "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 1166 performances
November 20 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Success Golf Open
November 20 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh quarterbacks an NFL record 12 times
November 20 Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage
November 21 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
November 22 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (quarterback)
November 23 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
November 24 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
November 24 400 die of respiratory failure and heart attack in killer New York City smog
November 24 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
November 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
November 25 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club
November 26 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
November 26 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
November 26 "Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City for 161 performances
November 27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat New York Giants 72-41
November 27 Uruguay adopts constitution
November 28 Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared
November 28 Dominican Republic adopts constitution
November 29 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
November 30 Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)
November 30 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
December 1 Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor
December 1 Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colorado
December 2 Love, Moby Grape and Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
December 3 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg, Mississippi
December 4 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
December 5 "I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 561 performances
December 6 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
December 8 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
December 8 U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
December 10 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
December 10 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
December 11 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
December 12 U.S. Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
December 13 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
December 13 1st U.S. bombing of Hanoi
December 13 Test debut of Clive Lloyd, vs. India Bombay, 82 and 78
December 13 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 15 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
December 15 John W Mecom, Jr. becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
December 15 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 12 performances
December 16 Beatles release "Everywhere its Christmas" in UK
December 16 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK
December 18 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
December 18 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 20 Brussels: Nuclear Planning Group established
December 20 NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
December 20 Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
December 20 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 21 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum
December 22 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
December 23 Britains rock TV show, "Ready Steady Go," last program
December 24 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 12 performances
December 24 Luna 13 lands on Moon
December 24 USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129
December 26 Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday
December 27 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 105 performances
December 28 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
December 28 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
December 31 Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 and stays there for 7 weeks
December 31 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India vs. WI Calcutta, 2-92
December 31 Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks












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