The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2022. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1966
- January 21, 1966 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Horse in Chinese astrology.
- April 26, 1966 – A new government is formed in the Republic of the Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
- 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.
- July 10, 1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people come to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.
- August 16, 1966 – Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.
- August 23, 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.
- September 6, 1966 – In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting.
- October 15, 1966 – The Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
- November 2, 1966 – The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
- December 27, 1966 – The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Who Were Born On 1966?
- February 19, 1966 – Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer and manager
- May 19, 1966 – Jodi Picoult, American author and educator
- May 24, 1966 – Russell Kun, Nauruan lawyer and politician
- June 3, 1966 – Wasim Akram, Pakistani cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
- June 13, 1966 – Naoki Hattori, Japanese race car driver
- June 25, 1966 – Richard Matt, American murderer (d. 2015)
- July 25, 1966 – Diana Johnson, English politician
- July 30, 1966 – Kerry Fox, New Zealand actress and screenwriter
- December 11, 1966 – Leon Lai, Chinese singer and actor
- December 22, 1966 – Dmitry Bilozerchev, Russian gymnast and coach