Year 1966 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 1966

The year 1966 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1966 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1966 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
17 januaryA US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress collided with a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling over the Mediterranean Sea, dropping three hydrogen bombs on land near Palomares, Spain, and a fourth one into the sea.
26 januaryThe three Beaumont children disappeared from a beach in Glenelg, South Australia, resulting in one of the country's largest-ever police investigations.
05 marchBOAC Flight 911 disintegrated and crashed near Mount Fujishortly after departure from Tokyo International Airport, killing all113 passengers and 11 crew members on board.
10 marchMilitary Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguy?n Cao K? sacked rival General Nguy?n Chánh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
11 marchIndonesian President Sukarno was forced to sign the Presidential Order Supersemar, giving Suharto the authority to take whatever measures he deemed necessary to restore order during the Indonesian killings.
15 mayDisapproving of his handling of the Buddhist Uprising, SouthVietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky ordered an attack on the forcesof General Ton That Dinh and ousted him from the position.
16 mayThe Cultural Revolution was launched on May 16, 1966 by Mao Zedong, then chairman of the Communist Party of China. The revolution severely affected the country economically, socially and politically.
16 mayChinese leader Mao Zedong launched the Cultural Revolution officially as a campaign to rid China of its liberal bourgeois elements and to continue revolutionary class struggle.
25 mayExplorer 32 launched. Explorer 32, also known as Atmosphere Explorer-B (AE-B), was a satellite launched by the United States to study the Earth's upper atmosphere. It was launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta-C1 rocket. It was the second of five Atmosphere Explorers, the first being Explorer 17.
26 mayBritish Guiana gained independence and became Guyana. British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, since 1966 known as the independent nation of Guyana. Its indigenous people are the Arawak-speaking Lucayan, part of the Taino people.
30 mayLaunch of Surveyor 1, the first US spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body. Surveyor 1 was the first lunar soft-lander in the unmanned Surveyor program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, United States). This lunar soft-lander gathered data about the lunar surface that would be needed for the manned Apollo Moon landings that began in 1969.
02 juneSurveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world, Surveyor 1 was the first lunar soft-lander in the unmanned Surveyor program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, United States). This lunar soft-lander gathered data about the lunar surface that would be needed for the manned Apollo Moon landings that began in 1969.
10 juneIndian version of MIG Fighter Aircraft designed at Nashik. This was originated from Russia. MIG Fighter Aircrafts played a major role during 1971 Indo-Pak war and Kargil war. These planes were extensively used by Indian Air force.
13 juneThe Miranda v. Arizona landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court established the Miranda warning, requiring law enforcement officials to advise a suspect in custody of his rights to remain silent and to obtainan attorney.
14 juneThe Vatican formally abolished its 427-year-old list ofprohibited books.
01 julyThe first colour television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto. There are three main analog broadcast television systems in use around the world, PAL (Phase Alternating Line), NTSC (National Television System Committee), and SECAM (Séquentiel Couleur à Mémoire—Sequential Color with Memory).
06 julyMalawi became a republic country. The country adopted its new constitution n thus join the club of republic nations. Hastings Banda became the 1st president of Malawi. He was one of the leaders who were demanding the freedom for country.
08 julyKing of Burundi Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng was displaced by his son Ntare-V. Burundi is a small landlocked country in African continent. It is one of the five poorest countries of the world. The history of Burundi is marked with genocides and political imbalances before becoming a republic.
10 julyMartin Luther King, Jr. led a rally in support of the Chicago Freedom Movement, one of the most ambitious civil rights campaigns inthe northern United States.
15 julyVietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam began Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.
06 augustSheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became emir and ruler of AbuDhabi, succeeding his brother, Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whowas deposed in a bloodless coup d'état.
13 augustChina has declared it's Cultural Revolution. By reorganizing the present minor farming collectives into great cooperatives workers would be allowed to work in industry..
14 augustThe U.S. Lunar Orbiter was made to capture photos of the moon’s landscape in order to prepare American astronauts landing on the lunar landscape.
18 augustVietnam War-Members from D Company of the 6th Battalion of theRoyal Australian Regiment were surrounded and attacked on all sides by amuch larger Viet Cong unit at the Battle of Long Tan, but held them offfor several hours until reinforcements arrived.
23 augustThe Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from an orbit around the Moon.
24 augustU.S.S.R. launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon.
26 augustThe South African Defence Force launched an attack against SWAPO guerrilla fighters at Omugulugwombashe, starting the Namibian War of Independence.
06 septemberHendrik Verwoerd, the South African Prime Minister who apparently was the Architect of apartheid is murdered during a parliamentary meeting in Cape Town
06 septemberSouth African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the 'architectof apartheid', was stabbed to death by Dimitri Tsafendas.
08 septemberThe American science fiction show Star Trek premiered on theNBC television network, launching a media franchise that has sincecreated a cult phenomenon and has influenced the design of many currenttechnologies.
08 septemberQueen Elizabeth II opened the Severn Bridge, hailing it as thedawn of a new economic era for South Wales.
14 septemberThe minimum wage is to a new rate of $1.40 an hour which would include State and local government workers at public schools and nursing homes, as well as the construction industry.
17 septemberFBI Agents today arrested 13 white men in Grenada, Mississippi. This was done on charges of savage attacks on young Negro school children using sticks, fists and a club on the children earlier this week.
30 septemberSeretse Khama became the first President of Botswana when theBechuanaland Protectorate gained independence from the United Kingdom.
12 octoberThe Nobel Peace Prize for Medicine has been presented to two American doctors, Francis Peyton Rousand Charles B Huggins. They dedicated their lives to battling Cancer.
13 novemberThe Israeli military conducted a large cross-border assault onthe Jordanian-controlled West Bank village of Samu in response to an al-Fatah land mine incident two days earlier near the West Bank border.
05 decemberU.S suffered the largest loss of planes from the time when the Vietnam War commenced. The U.S. warplanes then reacted by attacking targets near Hanoi and shooting down an enemy plane.
18 decemberEpimetheus one of the moons of Saturn was discovered but was mistaken as Janus. It took 12 years to determine that they are two distinct objects sharing the same orbit.
24 december"Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 12 performances.
27 decemberThe Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, was discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
02 JuneThe US launched a spacecraft on the moon in its first attempt.
24 June117 people died when an Air India aircraft going from Mumbai to New York crashed in Mount Blanc, Switzerland.
30 JulyEngland won World Cup football for the first time by defeating West Germany in the eighth FIFA World Cup.
08 SeptemberUNESCO celebrated World Literacy Day for the first time by the United Nations Department of Education and Cultural.
10 SeptemberThe Indian Parliament today recognized the formation of the states of Punjab and Haryana.
12 SeptemberIndian swimmer Mihir Sen floated and crossed the Dardanless Strait.
22 SeptemberThe American vehicle \ 'Savorier-2 \' hit the lunar surface.
30 SeptemberBechuanaland, the British protected state of South Africa, declared independence and became the Republic of Botswana.
04 OctoberThe country of Lesotho declared its independence from Britain and today is celebrated as National Day in this country.
31 OctoberIndia's famous swimmer Mihir Sen floated and crossed the Panama Canal.
01 NovemberThe state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab.
17 NovemberRita Faria of India won the title of Miss World. She was the first Asian woman to become Miss World.
24 NovemberThe first TV station opened in Kinsasa, the capital of Congo.
26 NovemberThe world's first tidal power plant started functioning at the mouth of France's Rance River.
27 NovemberUruguay adopted the constitution.
10 AugustUS space officials sent the first spacecraft from Cape Kennedy to take pictures of the appropriate location to land the rocket in space. Which crashed on the moon on 29 October.
15 DecemberWalt Disney, the founder of the world's largest animation company, died.
18 DecemberAstronomer Richard Walker discovered Saturn's satellite Epimetheus.
27 DecemberThe world's longest cave \ Cave of Swallows \ was discovered in Aquisamon, Mexico.
04 JanuaryThe Tashkent Conference was organized with the aim of reaching a ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan. As a result of this agreement, the second war between India and Pakistan ended.
11 JanuaryThe then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who raised the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan, died in Tashkent.
13 JanuaryThe US conducted a nuclear test in Nawada.
19 JanuaryThe Congress Party chose Indira Gandhi as its leader for the post of Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was elected the fourth Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the only daughter of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
23 JanuaryIndira Gandhi became the third and first woman Prime Minister of India.
24 JanuaryAir India's Boeing 707 aircraft crashed near the summit of Monglow in the hills of the Alps. 117 people died in it.
11 FebruaryFormer Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri died in Tashkent.
16 FebruaryIndian educationist and freedom fighter Sadhu Vaswani died.
26 FebruaryFreedom fighter Vinayak Damadar Savarkar died.
05 MarchA Boeing 707 plane crashed at Mount Fuji, Japan.
16 MarchThe US launched the manned spacecraft Gemini 8.
20 MarchNational Film Award winning singer Alka Yagnik was born in Kolkata.
31 MarchSoviet Russia launched the first Chandrayaan Luna-10.
06 AprilIndian swimmer Mihir Sen swam across the Palk Strait.
15 AprilThe death of painter Nandlal Bose.
26 AprilThe Tashkent city of Uzbekistan was completely destroyed by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
04 JanuaryThe Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan met in Moscow.
19 FebruaryUnited Kingdom Naval Minister Christopher Mayu resigned.
05 MarchHeavy theft of nuclear materials was detected in Brazil.
05 AprilIndonesian forces demand, countries rejoin the United States.
12 MayBush Memorial Stadium opened in St. Louis Missouri.
01 JuneThe White House Convention on Civil Rights.
12 JulyIndira Gandhi visited Moscow.
05 AugustCaesars Palace Hotel & Casino opens in Las Vegas.
16 SeptemberIn South Vietnam, Thich Tri Quang ended a 100-day hunger strike.
26 OctoberThe headquarters of Brussels NATO were moved from Paris.
08 NovemberActor Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California.
19 DecemberAsian Development Bank was started.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1966 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
10 juneIndian version of MIG Fighter Aircraft designed at Nashik. This was originated from Russia. MIG Fighter Aircrafts played a major role during 1971 Indo-Pak war and Kargil war. These planes were extensively used by Indian Air force.
24 June117 people died when an Air India aircraft going from Mumbai to New York crashed in Mount Blanc, Switzerland.
10 SeptemberThe Indian Parliament today recognized the formation of the states of Punjab and Haryana.
12 SeptemberIndian swimmer Mihir Sen floated and crossed the Dardanless Strait.
31 OctoberIndia's famous swimmer Mihir Sen floated and crossed the Panama Canal.
17 NovemberRita Faria of India won the title of Miss World. She was the first Asian woman to become Miss World.
04 JanuaryThe Tashkent Conference was organized with the aim of reaching a ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan. As a result of this agreement, the second war between India and Pakistan ended.
19 JanuaryThe Congress Party chose Indira Gandhi as its leader for the post of Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was elected the fourth Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the only daughter of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
23 JanuaryIndira Gandhi became the third and first woman Prime Minister of India.
24 JanuaryAir India's Boeing 707 aircraft crashed near the summit of Monglow in the hills of the Alps. 117 people died in it.
16 FebruaryIndian educationist and freedom fighter Sadhu Vaswani died.
06 AprilIndian swimmer Mihir Sen swam across the Palk Strait.
04 JanuaryThe Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan met in Moscow.

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