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1966Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF)

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1966Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC

1966LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends

1966Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS

1966Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1966The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1966Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

1966Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

1966Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

1966U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

196638th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win

1966Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

1966Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

19668th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Striesand

1966Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach

1966John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London

1966LBJ signs a bill creating US Dept of Transportation

1966Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF)

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open

1966Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

1966Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1966Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000

1966Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

1966NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

1966Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record

1966Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)

1966LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act

196618th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win

1966Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1966Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

1966Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1966John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational

1966Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark

1966"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1966Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club

1966AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner

1966Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY

19661st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)

1966Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1966Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open

1966The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

1966George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London

1966A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith

1966Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

1966SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open

1966Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

1966Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee

1966Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club

196630th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288

1966Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational

1966President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open

1966Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1966 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway 
Jan 1
Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic 
Jan 1
Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 
Jan 1
All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health" 
Jan 2
1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion 
Jan 2
Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game 
Jan 3
Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE 
Jan 4
Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test 
Jan 4
WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 7
Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts 
Jan 7
Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champ 
Jan 8
Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks 
Jan 8
Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks 
Jan 8
Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government 
Jan 8
Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC 
Jan 9
Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism 
Jan 10
India & Pakistan sign peace accord 
Jan 10
Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War 
Jan 11
"Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV 
Jan 11
550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain 
Jan 12
"Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV 
Jan 12
12 day NYC transit strike ends 
Jan 12
LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends 
Jan 12
Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics 
Jan 12
"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC 
Jan 13
1st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD) 
Jan 13
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 14
David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me) 
Jan 15
AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19 
Jan 15
NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7 
Jan 16
Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US 
Jan 16
Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center 
Jan 17
B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die 
Jan 17
Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago 
Jan 18
Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD) 
Jan 19
Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister 
Jan 19
Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres 
Jan 19
Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London 
Jan 24
WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jan 25
WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Jan 26
Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2) 
Jan 26
The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia. 
Jan 27
Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966 
Jan 29
"Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances 
Jan 29
Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide 
Jan 29
Snow storm in north east US kills 165 
Jan 29
US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 
Jan 29
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen 
Jan 30
-19°F (-28°C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record) 
Jan 30
-27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record) 
Jan 30
Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2) 
Jan 30
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 11th string quartet 
Jan 31
Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers 
Jan 31
USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon 
Feb 2
Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war. 
Feb 3
1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US 
Feb 3
1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9) 
Feb 4
All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133 
Feb 5
BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island 
Feb 7
KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 9
Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points 
Feb 10
Harmel government in Belgium resigns 
Feb 11
SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year 
Feb 13
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 14
Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced 
Feb 14
Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points 
Feb 14
Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty 
Feb 15
Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater 
Feb 16
Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours 
Feb 16
End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK 
Feb 16
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
Feb 17
French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit 
Feb 20
Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR 
Feb 21
Indonesian president Sukarno dismisses General Nasution 
Feb 22
Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew 
Feb 23
Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government 
Feb 23
Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda 
Feb 24
Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana 
Feb 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 25
Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad 
Feb 26
KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 27
Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB 
Feb 27
Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS 
Feb 27
Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US 
Feb 27
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT 
Feb 28
Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes 
Feb 28
Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers 
Mar 1
Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria 
Mar 1
Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus) 
Mar 2
215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam 
Mar 3
Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al) 
Mar 3
James Goldman's "Lion in Winter," premieres in NYC 
Mar 3
Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee 
Mar 3
Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms 
Mar 3
Twister hits Jackson Miss; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die 
Mar 3
WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Mar 4
Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die 
Mar 4
John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus" 
Mar 4
North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP 
Mar 5
75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die 
Mar 5
Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record 
Mar 5
Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as exec dir of Players' Association 
Mar 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 6
Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks) 
Mar 7
"Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances 
Mar 7
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 8
"Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances 
Mar 8
An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin 
Mar 8
Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame 
Mar 9
Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board 
Mar 10
5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires 
Mar 10
North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley 
Mar 11
Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out 
Mar 11
A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people. 
Mar 12
Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record 
Mar 12
Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins) 
Mar 12
Love's 1st album released "Love" 
Mar 12
Pioneer Plaza dedicated 
Mar 12
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 13
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lagunita Golf Invitational 
Mar 15
8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Striesand 
Mar 15
Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles 
Mar 16
Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits 
Mar 16
Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London 
Mar 17
South Africa government bans Defense & Aid Fund 
Mar 17
US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean 
Mar 18
"Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances 
Mar 18
General Suharto forms government in Indonesia 
Mar 18
Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1 
Mar 19
"Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances 
Mar 19
28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65 
Mar 19
Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins 
Mar 20
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open 
Mar 21
US preme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene 
Mar 23
1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church 
Mar 24
Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance 
Mar 25
US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional 
Mar 25
Beatles pose with mutilated dolls & butchered meat for the cover of the "Yesterday & Today" album, It is later pulled 
Mar 27
Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia 
Mar 27
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Louise Suggs Delray Beach Golf Invitational 
Mar 29
"It's a Bird... It's Superman" opens at Alvin NYC for 129 perfs 
Mar 29
Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Mar 30
Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS 
Mar 31
25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC 
Mar 31
Labour Party wins British parliamentary election 
Mar 31
USSR launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter 
Apr 1
1st world festival of black art (Dakar Senegal) 
Apr 1
Loyalist led by Ian Paisley, a Protestant fundamentalist preacher, founded the Ulster Constitution Defence Committee to challenge the civil rights movement; it set up a paramilitary-style wing called the Ulster Protestant Volunteers 
Apr 2
Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon 
Apr 2
WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Apr 3
Luna 10 orbits Moon 
Apr 3
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open 
Apr 3
Tom Seaver signs with the Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus 
Apr 4
Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland 
Apr 4
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Apr 5
WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast 
Apr 6
Mihir Sen swims Palk Strait between Sri Lanka & India 
Apr 7
US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!) 
Apr 8
AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner 
Apr 8
Leonid Brezhnev elected secretary-general of communist party 
Apr 8
OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched 
Apr 9
Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens 
Apr 11
30th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288 
Apr 11
Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire 
Apr 12
1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam 
Apr 12
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2 
Apr 12
Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck 
Apr 13
Pan Am places $525,000,000 order for 25 Boeing 747s 
Apr 15
KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Apr 15
Rolling Stones release "Aftermath" 
Apr 16
Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain 
Apr 17
100th international soccer match between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1) 
Apr 17
Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational 
Apr 18
Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics) 
Apr 19
In 1st regular season game at Anaheim Stadium, Angels lose 3-1 to Chic 
Apr 19
70th Boston Marathon won by Kenji Kimihara of Japan in 2:17:11 
Apr 19
Roberta Bignay becomes 1st woman to run in the Boston Marathon 
Apr 20
WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting 
Apr 21
Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica 
Apr 22
Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4 
Apr 22
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Apr 24
Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee) 
Apr 24
Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational 
Apr 25
Drunk driver kills 10 children in Asse Belgium 
Apr 26
Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach 
Apr 26
An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan 
Apr 27
Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert 
Apr 28
20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 
Apr 28
38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win 
Apr 28
Cleve ties record with 10th straight win since Opening Day 
Apr 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
US 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 USSR 
May 5
Borussia Dortmund wins 6th Europe Cup II 
May 5
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2 
May 5
Willie Mays hit his 512th HR 
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 6
Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England. 
May 7
92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02 
May 7
Mamas & 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 HR 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 10
25°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May 
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
Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" 
May 13
US Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 
May 14
1st reported monitoring of pirate radio station WBBH (NJ) 
May 14
A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95 
May 15
1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v 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 16
"May 16 Notification" released, Mao's offical justification for the Cultural Revolution 
May 17
KFDO (now KVIJ) TV channel 8 in Sayre, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting 
May 21
"Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82 
May 21
"Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances 
May 21
92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4 
May 21
Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97 
May 21
Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 21
A loyalist group calling itself the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) issued a statement declaring war on the Irish Republican Army (IRA) 
May 22
18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore win 
May 22
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
May 23
The Beatles release "Paperback Writer" 
May 24
"Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances 
May 25
Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die 
May 26
Buddhist sets himself on fire at US consulate in Hué, South Vietnam 
May 26
Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK 
May 27
55th German F-104 Starfighter crashes 
May 27
6 French fighters crash above Spain 
May 28
"Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34 
May 28
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad 
May 29
Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational 
May 30
300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph) 
May 30
US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon 
Jun 1
2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights 
Jun 1
George Harrison is impressed by Ravi Shankar's concert in London 
Jun 1
Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic 
Jun 1
Shortwave station Radio NY Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW 
Jun 2
US Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum; 1st lunar soft-landing 
Jun 3
European DX Council forms in Copenhagen (shortwave listeners) 
Jun 3
Gemini 9 launched; 7th US 2-man flight (Stafford & Cernan) 
Jun 4
"Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70 
Jun 4
-10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras 
Jun 4
98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6 
Jun 5
Cin Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader 
Jun 5
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational 
Jun 6
Activist James Meredith wounded by white sniper in Mississippi 
Jun 6
Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with "angry alligator" 
Jun 6
NFL & AFL announce their merger 
Jun 6
Stokely Carmichael launches "Black Power" movement 
Jun 7
NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1 
Jun 8
NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970 
Jun 8
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. 
Jun 9
5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4 
Jun 10
Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK 
Jun 10
Beatles record "Rain" 1st to use reverse tapes 
Jun 10
Cleve Indian Sonny Siebert no-hits Wash Senator, 2-0 
Jun 10
Janis Joplin's 1st live concert (Avalon Ballroom in SF) 
Jun 10
Mamas & Papas win gold record for "Monday, Monday" 
Jun 11
"(I'm A) Road Runner" by Jr Walker & The All-Stars peaks at #20 
Jun 11
"I Am A Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #3 
Jun 11
"On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 perfs 
Jun 11
"Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 
Jun 11
"Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 perfs 
Jun 11
"Sloop John B" by The Beach Boys hit #1 in UK 
Jun 11
French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry 
Jun 11
Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (SF) 
Jun 12
Dave Clark Five sets record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan 
Jun 12
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational 
Jun 13
Supreme Court's Miranda decision; suspect must be informed of rights 
Jun 14
Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured 
Jun 14
Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball 
Jun 16
Rowan & Martin host The Dean Martin Show, Summer Series, on NBC-TV 
Jun 16
20th Tony Awards: Marat/Sade & Man of La Mancha win 
Jun 17
Peter Green joins John Mayall's Bluebreakers 
Jun 19
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
Jun 20
66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF 
Jun 20
Sheila Scott completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman 
Jun 21
Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam 
Jun 22
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens 
Jun 22
South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government 
Jun 24
Bombay-NY Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switz), 117 die 
Jun 24
Period of relative peace following WW II exceeds that following WW I 
Jun 25
Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
Jun 25
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony, premieres in Leningrad 
Jun 25
Kosmos 122, 1st Soviet weather satellite, launched 
Jun 26
"Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 perfs 
Jun 26
Carol Mann wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational 
Jun 26
Kanton Bazel leads female suffrage in Switzerland 
Jun 27
1st sci-fi soap opera, "Dark Shadows," premieres on ABC-TV 
Jun 27
4th Mayor's Trophy Game; Yanks beat Mets 5-2 
Jun 28
Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title 
Jun 29
In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi & Haiphong for 1st time 
Jun 29
KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins 
Jun 29
US bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities 
Jun 30
Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour 
Jun 30
Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa 
Jun 30
Richard Helms promoted from deputy director to 8th director of US Central Intelligence Agency 
Jun 30
Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless 
Jun 30
Vice Adm William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th director of CIA 
Jul 1
80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64) 
Jul 1
Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART 
Jul 1
Explorer 33 launched 
Jul 1
Medicare goes into effect 
Jul 1
VVV soccer team forms in Venlo 
Jul 1
The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto. 
Jul 2
1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll 
Jul 2
73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie J King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (63 36 61) 
Jul 3
21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich 
Jul 3
Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game 
Jul 3
Race riots in Omaha Nebraska 
Jul 4
Beatles attacked in Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos 
Jul 4
LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act 
Jul 5
NYC transit fare rises from 15 cents to 20 cents 
Jul 5
National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting 
Jul 5
Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy 
Jul 6
Malawi becomes a republic, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda becomes president 
Jul 8
US airline strike (until Aug 19th) 
Jul 8
King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi. 
Jul 9
95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane 
Jul 10
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational 
Jul 10
US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon 
Jul 12
10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record) 
Jul 12
37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis 
Jul 12
All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles) 
Jul 12
Race riot in Chicago 
Jul 12
US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints 
Jul 13
Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago 
Jul 14
Richard Speck rapes & kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory 
Jul 16
"Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs 
Jul 16
Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts 
Jul 16
Nigeria becomes the first Anglophone independent state in Africa to become an associate member of European Economic Community 
Jul 17
"It's a Bird... It's Superman" closes at Alvin NYC after 129 perfs 
Jul 17
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jul 17
Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit 
Jul 17
Jim Ryun sets mile record (3m51s3) 
Jul 17
Pioneer 7 launched 
Jul 18
Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old 
Jul 18
Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins) 
Jul 19
France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island 
Jul 19
Gov James Rhodes declares state of emergency in Cleveland (race riot) 
Jul 21
Gemini X returns to Earth 
Jul 21
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 23
Cavern Club in Liverpool reopens 
Jul 23
John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m) 
Jul 23
Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!" 
Jul 24
48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron 
Jul 24
Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open 
Jul 25
Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone 
Jul 25
Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..." 
Jul 25
Mao Zedong swims Yangtse River 
Jul 25
Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love" 
Jul 25
Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame 
Jul 26
WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 26
Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent. 
Jul 29
Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY 
Jul 29
Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup 
Jul 30
Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks 
Jul 30
England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London 
Jul 30
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open 
Jul 30
US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam 
Jul 31
Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark 
Aug 1
Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas 
Aug 2
Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting 
Aug 3
South African government bans Beatle records 
Aug 5
33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000) 
Aug 5
Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title 
Aug 5
Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march 
Aug 5
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Aug 5
Beatles release "Revolver" album in US 
Aug 5
Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK 
Aug 6
Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 
Aug 6
Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe) 
Aug 6
US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam 
Aug 7
Race riot in Lansing Michigan 
Aug 8
South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark) 
Aug 10
1st lunar orbiter launched by US 
Aug 10
Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again 
Aug 11
Last Beatle concert tour of US begins 
Aug 14
1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon 
Aug 14
Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles 
Aug 14
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Aug 15
Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission 
Aug 17
Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit 
Aug 17
Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list 
Aug 19
Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed 
Aug 20
Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert 
Aug 21
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
Aug 22
Beatles arrive in NYC 
Aug 23
Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon 
Aug 24
USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon 
Aug 26
Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs 
Aug 26
KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 27
Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world 
Aug 27
Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak 
Aug 27
Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois 
Aug 28
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic 
Aug 29
Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF) 
Aug 29
Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk 
Aug 31
Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria) 
Sep 1
KIFW (now KTNL) TV channel 13 in Sitka, AK (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 2
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf 
Sep 3
24th World SF Convention honors Gene Roddenberry 
Sep 3
Donovan hits #1 with "Sunshine Superman" 
Sep 4
Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7 
Sep 4
Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6) 
Sep 5
Jerry Lewis' 1st Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000 
Sep 5
WRLK TV channel 35 in Columbia, SC (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 6
Race riot in Atlanta, Georgia 
Sep 7
KTNE TV channel 13 in Alliance, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 7
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 8
"Star Trek" premieres on NBC-TV 
Sep 8
"That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV 
Sep 8
The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II 
Sep 9
The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
Sep 10
Beatles' "Revolver," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks 
Sep 10
Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 10
Neal Diamond's 1st chart song (Cherry Cherry) 
Sep 11
80th US Womens Tennis: M Esther Bueno-Fraiser beats N Richey (63 61) 
Sep 11
86th US Mens Tennis: Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe (46 12-10 63 64) 
Sep 11
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Sep 11
Johnny Miller becomes 1st Yank to hit a HR on his 1st at bat 
Sep 11
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic 
Sep 11
Rolling Stones perform on Ed Sullivan Show 
Sep 12
"Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV 
Sep 12
Gemini XI (Charles Conrad & R Gordon) launched for 71-hour flight 
Sep 12
KPNE TV channel 9 in North Platte, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 12
WCES TV channel 20 in Wrens, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 12
WUSF TV channel 16 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Sep 12
Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich begins teaching 
Sep 13
Johannes Balthazar Vorster sworn in as premier of South Africa 
Sep 15
1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched 
Sep 15
Dutch political party (D'66) forms 
Sep 15
Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth 
Sep 15
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation. 
Sep 16
Metropolitan Opera opens at NY's Lincoln Center 
Sep 17
Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings 
Sep 18
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational 
Sep 19
Mike Burke named Yankees pres 
Sep 20
US Surveyor B launched toward Moon; crashed Sept 23 
Sep 21
5inches of rain falls on NYC 
Sep 21
Jimmy Hendrix changes spelling of his name to Jimi 
Sep 22
Edward Albee's "Delicate Balance" premieres in NYC 
Sep 22
KMEB TV channel 10 in Wailuku, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 22
Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game 
Sep 22
Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant 
Sep 22
Surveyor 2 crashes on Moon 
Sep 24
-30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico 
Sep 24
France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island 
Sep 25
12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret 
Sep 25
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow 
Sep 25
Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1 
Sep 26
"Staten Island" 1st icebreaker to enter SF bay 
Sep 29
Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana 
Sep 29
Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season 
Sep 29
The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced. 
Sep 30
Botswana (formerly Bechuanaland) gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Sep 30
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
Oct 1
Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases "The Times" 
Oct 1
WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins 
Oct 1
West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9. 
Oct 2
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
Oct 2
LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years 
Oct 3
Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva elected president 
Oct 4
Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism 
Oct 4
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Oct 4
Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Oct 6
Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout 
Oct 6
Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor 
Oct 6
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow. 
Oct 8
Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52) 
Oct 9
Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series 
Oct 9
Rolling Stones 1st LP recorded "Got Live if you Want It" 
Oct 12
Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell 
Oct 13
173 US aircraft bomb North Vietnam 
Oct 13
Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA 
Oct 14
175 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam 
Oct 14
Dutch government of Cals falls by motion of Schmelzer 
Oct 15
Australia bans Troggs' "I Can't Control Myself" as "terribly obscene" 
Oct 15
LBJ signs a bill creating US Dept of Transportation 
Oct 15
Black Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. 
Oct 16
Joean Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors arrested in Oakland 
Oct 18
"Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances 
Oct 19
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Oct 19
Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC) 
Oct 19
Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings 
Oct 21
144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales 
Oct 22
USSR launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon 
Oct 22
Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens) 
Oct 23
Sandra Spuzich/Jack Rule wins Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf 
Oct 25
6 youths sentenced in "Johnson murderer!" in Amsterdam 
Oct 26
First Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2 
Oct 26
US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die 
Oct 27
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Oct 27
UN deprives South Africa of Namibia 
Oct 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 28
Belgium's Gaston Roelants runs 12-4/5 miles in 1 hour 
Oct 29
Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E 
Oct 29
National Organization of Women founded 
Oct 30
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open 
Nov 1
Indian Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh terr created 
Nov 1
NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day) 
Nov 1
Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner 
Nov 1
William Dana in X-15 reaches 93 km 
Nov 2
KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Nov 2
The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States. 
Nov 4
Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113 
Nov 5
Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained 
Nov 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 6
1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC) 
Nov 6
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open 
Nov 6
Lunar Orbiter 2 launched 
Nov 7
Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC 
Nov 7
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
Nov 7
Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US 
Nov 8
Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate 
Nov 8
Frank Robinson selected AL MVP 
Nov 8
Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California 
Nov 8
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger 
Nov 9
John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at an avante-garde art exposition at Indica Gallery in London 
Nov 9
"Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 perfs 
Nov 9
Oakland Coliseum Arena opens 
Nov 10
Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier (Taoiseach) 
Nov 10
Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon 
Nov 11
Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight 
Nov 11
Methodist Church & Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church (USA) 
Nov 11
NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12. 
Nov 12
Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
Nov 12
Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record 
Nov 12
High schooler Robert Smith kills 7 for fame 
Nov 13
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open 
Nov 14
Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title 
Nov 15
Gemini XII (Lovell & Aldrin) returns to Earth 
Nov 16
Dr Sam Sheppard freed by a jury after 9 years in jail 
Nov 16
Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP 
Nov 17
Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour) 
Nov 18
Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow 
Nov 18
US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays 
Nov 18
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 19
Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ 
Nov 20
"Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1166 performances 
Nov 20
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Success Golf Open 
Nov 20
Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times 
Nov 20
Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage 
Nov 21
Dutch government of Zijlstra forms 
Nov 22
32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB) 
Nov 23
Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 24
1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire) 
Nov 24
400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog 
Nov 24
The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sergeant Pepper" 
Nov 24
A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia. 
Nov 24
New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history. 
Nov 25
Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 25
Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O' Nails Club 
Nov 25
Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31) 
Nov 26
"Walking Happy" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 perfs 
Nov 26
1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France 
Nov 26
54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14 
Nov 27
In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41 
Nov 27
Uruguay adopts constitution 
Nov 28
Coup in Burundi overthrows monarchy; a republic is declared 
Nov 28
Dominican Republic adopts constitution 
Nov 29
SS Daniel J Morrell sinks in a storm on Lake Huron, 28 die, 1 survivor. 
Nov 29
1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101 
Nov 30
Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day) 
Nov 30
Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland 
Dec 1
Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor 
Dec 1
Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Md to Boulder, Colo 
Dec 2
Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East 
Dec 3
US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss 
Dec 4
KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 4
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational 
Dec 5
"I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances 
Dec 6
Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium 
Dec 7
A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people. 
Dec 8
A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith 
Dec 8
US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space 
Dec 10
Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature 
Dec 10
Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken 
Dec 11
Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards 
Dec 12
US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta 
Dec 13
1st US bombing of Hanoi 
Dec 13
1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam 
Dec 13
Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78 
Dec 13
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Dec 15
"Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances 
Dec 15
Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus 
Dec 15
John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints 
Dec 16
Beatles release "Everywhere it's Christmas" in UK 
Dec 16
Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK 
Dec 18
Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS 
Dec 18
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Dec 18
Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker. 
Dec 20
NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season 
Dec 20
Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels 
Dec 20
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Dec 21
USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum 
Dec 22
WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Dec 23
Britain's rock TV show "Ready Steady Go" last program 
Dec 24
"Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 perfs 
Dec 24
Luna 13 lands on Moon 
Dec 24
USAF C144 military charter crashes near Binh Thai Vietnam kills 129 
Dec 26
Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday 
Dec 26
Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club 
Dec 27
"At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 perfs 
Dec 28
13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass 
Dec 28
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Dec 28
55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1) 
Dec 29
Pirate Radio Phoenix, 1st transmission (Worcester, Mass) 
Dec 30
The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 
Dec 31
Monkee's "I'm a Believer" hits #1 & stays there for 7 weeks 
Dec 31
Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting 
Dec 31
Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92 
Dec 31
Toboggan Chutes begin operation in Cleveland Metroparks 
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