1966 T-Shirt

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Some historical events from 1966:

January 1966: A B-52 carrying four H-bombs collided with a refueling tanker, killing eight of the crew and releasing the bombs. A bill was published by the government, permitting random breath tests. Britain banned all trade with Rhodesia, Africa.

February 1966: The first rocket-assisted controlled landing on the Moon was made by the Soviet space vehicle Luna IX. The 'Caven Club' in Liverpool, made famous by the 'Beatles', went bankrupt.

March 1966: The uncrewed Soviet spacecraft Venus 3 landed on Venus. The Nelson column, in Dublin, was destroyed by an IRA bomb. The Soviet probe Luna 10 was launched to the Moon.

April 1966: The author C.S Forester, best known for his 'Hornblower' books, died. Luna 10 became the first spacecraft to achieve orbit around the Moon.

May 1966: British seamen went on strike.

June 1966: The American spacecraft Surveyor 1 made the first US lunar soft landing. The American spacecraft, Gemini 9, completed 45 orbits of the Earth. Youth riots in Amsterdam, which had lasted three days, ended. The US broke its links with Argentina after a militray takeover in Argentina.

July 1966: A six month wage and prices freeze was announced by the government. England won the World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2.

August 1966: Marshal Lin Piao became Mao Tse Tungs successor. Britain appointed its first Ombudsman, Sir Edmund Compton. Orbiter I, the first US lunar satellite, was launched. An Indonesian Malaysian peace agreement was signed in Djakarta. The 'Cultural Revolution' in China began. Francis Chichester set sail on his round the World solo voyage, which he completed the following May.

September 1966: The Severn Road Bridge was officially opened. The first ever 'Star Trek' episode was broadcast in the USA.

October 1966: Basutoland became the independent Lesotho, South Africa. The General Post Office announced the introduction of a postcode for every home & business in Britain. At Aberfan in Wales, a coal tip slid down onto the local school after heavy rain, killing 144 people. George Blake, the Russian spy, escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison. John Surtees, the British racing driver, won the Mexican Grand Prix.

November 1966: The 'Beach Boys' reached number one in the UK charts with 'Good Vibrations' .

December 1966: The first ever 'Christmas' stamps were issued by the British Post Office. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney Studios,died.

[1] Comments

Dazzle1989 10/04/07
great year for english football.