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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1966 AD


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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