1966 Calendar

January
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9101112131415
16171819202122
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3031     
February
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  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728     
March
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  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
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     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
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  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

What Happened In Year 1966?

  • January 21, 1966 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
  • January 24, 1966 – An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117.
  • January 31, 1966 – The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
  • 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.
  • February 26, 1966 – Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
  • April 21, 1966 – Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day.
  • April 30, 1966 – The Church of Satan is established at the Black House in San Francisco, California.
  • June 2, 1966 – Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world.
  • June 8, 1966 – Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an “F5” on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
  • June 13, 1966 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
  • June 14, 1966 – The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557.
  • August 1, 1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
  • August 6, 1966 – Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.
  • September 6, 1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
  • September 9, 1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • September 30, 1966 – The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • October 5, 1966 – Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
  • November 15, 1966 – A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.
  • December 18, 1966 – Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
  • December 27, 1966 – The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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