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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.
- March 12, 1966 – Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
- July 1, 1966 – The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
- August 6, 1966 – Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
- August 18, 1966 – Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phuoc Tuy Province.
- September 9, 1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
- September 12, 1966 – Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA’s Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions)
- 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.
- November 2, 1966 – The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
- 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?
- January 20, 1966 – Rainn Wilson, American actor
- February 1, 1966 – Donna Edmondson, Playboy Playmate
- March 19, 1966 – Andy Sinton, English footballer
- April 11, 1966 – Mason Reese, American actor
- April 15, 1966 – Samantha Fox, English singer
- August 26, 1966 – Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
- September 5, 1966 – Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer
- September 13, 1966 – Louis Mandylor, Australian actor
- November 2, 1966 – Sean Kanan, American actor
- December 16, 1966 – Clifford Robinson, American basketball player