Events in year of 1966

  • 01-0112 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • 01-01All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
  • 01-021st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
  • 01-02Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
  • 01-03Floyd B McKissick, named National Director of CORE
  • 01-04Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
  • 01-04WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • 01-07Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
  • 01-08Georges Pompidou appointed French Premier
  • 01-08Who and the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • 01-09Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
  • 01-10India and Pakistan sign peace accord
  • 01-10Julian Bond denied seat in Georgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • 01-11"Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • 01-11550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
  • 01-12"Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-1212 day NYC transit strike ends
  • 01-12LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
  • 01-12Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
  • 01-131st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • 01-15AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
  • 01-15NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
  • 01-16Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic Bishop in US
  • 01-16Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
  • 01-17B-52 / KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
  • 01-17Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago
  • 01-18Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
  • 01-19Tippetts cantate "Vision of St. Augustine, " premieres in London
  • 01-21Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd

People born in year of 1966

  • 01-01Mika Nieminen: Tampere, Finland -- Hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympics - Bronze - 1998)
  • 01-01Rawley Valberde: Oceanside, California -- Actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • 01-03John Kropke: CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 01-03Wendell Davis: NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 01-05Kate Schellenbach: Musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • 01-05Renaldo Turnbull: NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
  • 01-06Bob Kratch: NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • 01-06Donnell Woolford: NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: Model / Wife of John Kennedy Jr
  • 01-07Jennifer Luff: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Randy Burridge: Fort Erie -- NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 01-08Loretta Lee [Lee Lai Chan]: China -- Actress (Happy Ghost)
  • 01-09Jimmie Jones: Defensive end / defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 01-11Christian Pouget: Hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 01-12Craig Parry: Sunshine, Victoria -- Australasia golfer
  • 01-12Linda Ferrando: Italy -- Tennis star
  • 01-13Joseph Harper: Ventura, California -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-13Marcus Turner: NFL cornerback / safety (NY Jets)
  • 01-13Tabitha Stevens: Fictional character (Bewitched)
  • 01-14Daniel J Schneider: Memphis, Tennessee -- Actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
  • 01-14Matt Brock: NFL defensive end / tackle (NY Jets)
  • 01-16Anthony Washington: Glasgow, Montana -- Discus thrower (1996 Olympics - 4th Place)
  • 01-16Jack McDowell: Van Nuys, California -- Pitcher (New York Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • 01-17Anna Ivan: La Jolla, California -- Tennis star
  • 01-17Don Myrah: Oakland, California -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics - 20th Place)
  • 01-17Karissa Rushing: Benton, Arkansas -- Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
  • 01-17Rexton Gordon: Jamaican dj / rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
  • 01-17Shabba Ranks: Reggae singer
  • 01-17Trish Johnson: Bristol, England -- LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
  • 01-19Anthony Young: US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)

People died in year of 1966

  • 01-01Vincent Auriol: President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • 01-03Rex Lease: Actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
  • 01-10Hermann Kasack: Writer, dies at 69
  • 01-11Albert Giacometti: Swiss / French Painter / sculptor, dies at 64
  • 01-11Lal Bahadur Shastri: Indian Premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • 01-14Sergei Korolev: Russian space station constructor
  • 01-15Betsy Mitchell: US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
  • 01-16Margarete Susman: Writer, dies at 91
  • 01-18Kathleen Norris: US author, dies at 85
  • 01-22Herbert Marshall: Actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
  • 01-29Josef Winckler: German dentist / writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • 01-29Pierre Mercure: Composer, dies at 38
  • 01-31Elizabeth Patterson: Actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
  • 02-01Buster Keaton [Joseph Francis]: US comic (General), dies at 69
  • 02-01Hedda Hopper [Elda Furry]: US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • 02-01Nicholas Piantanida: Sets balloon flight record and dies in descent
  • 02-01William Harrigan: Actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
  • 02-03June Walker: Actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
  • 02-04Gilbert H Grosvenor: President National Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • 02-06Johan Algot Haquinius: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-09Sophie Tucker: Russ / US singer / actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 02-10Billy Rose: US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • 02-13Elio Vittorini: Writer
  • 02-15Camillo Torres: Colombian priest / guerrilla fighter
  • 02-16Hendrik W Tilanus: Artillery officer / leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
  • 02-17Frank Pettingell: Actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
  • 02-17Gail Kane: Actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
  • 02-17Hans Hofmann: German / US Painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • 02-18Anne Anema: Dutch lawyer / journalist / politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • 02-18Casimir von Paszthory: Composer, dies at 79

Events in year of 1967

  • 01-01CRU becomes the CAFA and turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • 01-01FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • 01-01Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • 01-01Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • 01-01St. Helena adopts constitution
  • 01-01Tonga revises constitution
  • 01-01WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-03"Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
  • 01-03Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
  • 01-03WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-05KLXA (now KTBN) TV channel 40 in Fontana-San Ana, CA (IND) begins
  • 01-06"Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
  • 01-062 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
  • 01-06KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 01-07"Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
  • 01-09Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
  • 01-10Dutch Princess Margret marries Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • 01-10Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black
  • 01-10Lester Maddox inaugurated as Governor of Georgia
  • 01-10PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
  • 01-10Princess Margret marries Mr Pieter van Vollenhoven
  • 01-11Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission
  • 01-12Louisville, Ky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali
  • 01-13Coup in Togo
  • 01-13Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
  • 01-1420,000 attend Human Be-In, San Francisco
  • 01-14Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
  • 01-14New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
  • 01-14Sonny and Cher release "Beat Goes On"
  • 01-15Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB

People born in year of 1967

  • 01-01Andy Heck: NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
  • 01-01Derrick Thomas: NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 01-02Harlon Barnett: NFL safety (Minn Vikings)
  • 01-03Demetri Davis: WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 01-03Joseph Amor: San Jose, California -- Video game record holder (Space Invaders)
  • 01-03Magnus Gustafsson: Sweden -- Tennis star
  • 01-04David Wayne Toms: Monroe, Louisiana -- PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)
  • 01-04Michael "Mike" Peterson: Washington, DC -- Rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-04Rick Cunningham: NFL tackle (Minn Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • 01-05Chris Nabholz: US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 01-05J B Brown: NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 01-05Ray Crockett: NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32)
  • 01-05Ricky Paull Goldin: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World)
  • 01-06David Belcher: Australian rower (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-06Larry Donald: Cincinnati, Ohio -- US boxer (1992 Olympics)
  • 01-06Peter Loran: Teaneck, New Jersey -- Rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • 01-07Guy Hebert: Troy -- NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • 01-07Scott Galbraith: NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 01-08Hollis Conway: Chicago, Illinois -- High jumper (1988, 92 Olympics - Silver / Bronze Medals)
  • 01-08Kent Jones: Portales, New Mexico -- Golfer (NM State Amateur-1990-91)
  • 01-08Roger Rowland: Jacksonville, Florida -- Nike golfer (1990 Macon Open-2nd)
  • 01-08Willie Anderson: United States -- NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympics - Bronze - 1988)
  • 01-09Dave Mcllwain: Seaforth -- NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • 01-09Jamie Huscroft: Creston -- NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 01-10Mick Hankers: Dutch dancer (Josephine, Sound of Motown)
  • 01-10Micky Michelle [Ingrid Hankers]: Dutch dancer (Josephine)
  • 01-10Trini Alvarado: Actor (Frighteners)
  • 01-11Jeff Bankett: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live)
  • 01-11Richmond Webb: NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 01-11Ronnie Stern: Sainte-Agathe, Quebec -- NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)

People died in year of 1967

  • 01-01Moon Mullican: Rocker, dies at 58
  • 01-03Jack Ruby: Assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies at 55
  • 01-03Mary Garden: Opera star, dies at 92
  • 01-04Donald Campbell: Boat racer, dies trying to break 300 mph on water
  • 01-06Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss: "the Zigeunerbaron, " buried
  • 01-06Johnny Keane: Baseball player / manager (Cards, New York Yanks), dies at 55
  • 01-07Carl Schuricht: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-08Zbigniew Cybulski: Polish actor (See You Tommorrow), dies at 39
  • 01-10Emerson Treacy: Actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • 01-10Vilem Petrzelka: Composer, dies at 77
  • 01-14Renato Lunelli: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-15Albert Szirmai: Composer, dies at 86
  • 01-16Dirk Vansina: Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
  • 01-16Robert J Van De Graaff: US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
  • 01-17Evelyn Nesbit: Actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • 01-18Albert Conti: Actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79
  • 01-18Barney Ross: Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • 01-18Harry Antrim: Actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 01-18Reese "Goose" Tatum: Basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • 01-18Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel: Vicar / theologist, dies at 84
  • 01-19Grace Cunard: Actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • 01-22Jobyna Ralston: Actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • 01-24Howard Charles Shaiffer: Entertainer, dies at 49
  • 01-26Albert Remy: Actor (Blows), dies at 55
  • 01-26Kenneth Thomson: Actor (White Gold), dies of emphysema at 68
  • 01-27Alphonse Juin: French marshal, dies at 78
  • 01-27Edward Higgins White II: Lt Col USAF / Astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
  • 01-27Roger B Chaffee: Astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • 01-27Virgil I (Gus) Grissom: Astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
  • 01-29Wlodzimierz Pozniak: Composer, dies at 62