Historical Events for August 1966

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Events 1 - 38 of 38

1st - Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas
2nd - Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
3rd - South African government bans Beatle records
5th - 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
5th - Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title
5th - Martin Luther King Jr. stoned during Chicago march
5th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
5th - Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
5th - Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK
6th - Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
6th - Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge in Europe)
6th - US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 7th - Race riot in Lansing Michigan
8th - South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)
10th - 1st lunar orbiter launched by US
10th - Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again
11th - Last Beatle concert tour of US begins
14th - 1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
14th - Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
14th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
15th - Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
17th - Pioneer 7 launched into solar orbit
17th - Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 19th - Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
20th - Beatles pelted with rotten fruit during Memphis concert
21st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
22nd - Beatles arrive in NYC
23rd - Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
24th - USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
26th - Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
26th - KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
27th - Francis Chichester begins 1st solo sail around world
27th - Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 27th - Race riot in Waukegan, Illinois
28th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
29th - Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, SF)
29th - Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
31st - Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)

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