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1966 Historical Event(s)
- January 15, 1966 – The Nigerian First Republic, led by Abubakar Tafawa Balewa is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
- January 21, 1966 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
- February 26, 1966 – Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
- May 16, 1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the “May 16 Notice”, marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
- June 30, 1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States’ largest feminist organization, is founded.
- July 10, 1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people came to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
- August 23, 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
- 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 22, 1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
- November 13, 1966 – In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel launches an attack on the village of As-Samu.
Who Were Born On 1966?
- February 8, 1966 – Bruno Labbadia, German footballer
- March 4, 1966 – Dav Pilkey, American author
- April 15, 1966 – Samantha Fox, English singer
- May 16, 1966 – Janet Jackson, American singer
- May 22, 1966 – Scott Putski, Former American professional Wrestler.
- June 7, 1966 – Eric Kretz, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
- September 16, 1966 – Kevin Young, American athlete
- November 30, 1966 – Wil Mara, American author
- December 15, 1966 – Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
- December 26, 1966 – Sandra Taylor, American model and actress