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1966 Calendar

1966 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728     
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

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1966 Historical Event(s)

  •  January 21, 1966 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  •  February 14, 1966 – Australian currency is decimalised.
  •  February 23, 1966 – In Syria, Baath party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist.
  •  April 26, 1966 – An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
  •  July 24, 1966 – Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.
  •  August 1, 1966 – Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  •  August 22, 1966 – Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  •  September 6, 1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
  •  October 1, 1966 – West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
  •  October 17, 1966 – A fire at a building in New York, New York kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department’s deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Who Were Born On 1966?

  •  February 28, 1966 – Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  •  May 24, 1966 – Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  •  August 2, 1966 – Tim Wakefield, American baseball player
  •  August 3, 1966 – Eric Esch, American boxer
  •  August 18, 1966 – Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress
  •  October 9, 1966 – Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur
  •  October 14, 1966 – Mark Nyman, English Scrabble player
  •  November 8, 1966 – Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality
  •  November 19, 1966 – Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi
  •  December 19, 1966 – Alberto Tomba, Italian alpine skier