1966 Headlines

World News

  • China's universities are closed in the face of the advancing Cultural Revolution.
  • Charles de Gaulle pulls France out of NATO.
  • Botswana, Lesotho, and Guyana gain independence from England.
  • England wins its first World Cup over West Germany in Wembley Stadium
  • Jawaharlal Nehru's daughter, Indira, becomes India's Premier.
  • The first direct-dial international call is made.  Previously, all international calls required operator assistance.
  • The US and USSR sign a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space.

National News

  • Betty Friedan founds the National Organization of Women.
  • Eight nurses are murdered in Chicago by Richard Speck.
  • The Black Panthers civil rights group is formed.
  • The Supreme Court protects the rights of police suspects in Miranda v. Arizona, leading to the Miranda Rights.
  • Pampers introduces the first disposable diaper
  • "Star Trek" begins its first season on NBC.

Sports News

  • World Series Champions- Baltimore Orioles
  • Pro Football Champions - Green Bay Packers
  • Stanley Cup Winners - Montreal Canadiens
  • NCAA Basket ball Champions - Texas Western
  • College Football Champions - Notre Dame & Michigan State

Music Favorites

  • I'm a Believer - The Monkees
  • Cherish - The Association
  • Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals
  • Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
  • Hanky Panky - Tommy James & the Shondells
  • Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees
  • Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
  • Monday, Monday - The Mamas & the Papas
  • Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
  • Wild Thing - The Troggs


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