1966

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January 26, 2022

1966 (MCMLXVI, in Roman numerals) was a common 20th century year that began on a Saturday, according to the Gregorian calendar. Its Sunday letter was B. Shrove Tuesday took place on February 22 and Easter Sunday on April 10. According to the Chinese horoscope, it was the year of the Horse, starting on January 21st.

Events

International Year of Rice. April 26 – Tashkent earthquake destroys much of the capital of Uzbekistan, killing hundreds and 300,000 homeless. May 26 – Independence from British Guiana, becoming Guyana. August 5 – Release of The Beatles' revolutionary album Revolver. September 1 – 98 British tourists die on Britannia Airways Flight 105 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia. September 30 – Independence of Botswana. October 3 – Arena candidate Costa e Silva is elected president by the National Congress of Brazil. October 4 – Independence of Lesotho. October 5 — Inauguration of UNICAMP, Brazil. Completion of the works on the Church of Santa Engrácia, in Lisbon, whose construction had begun in 1568. December 1 – Kurt Georg Kiesinger replaces Ludwig Erhard as Chancellor of Germany.

Deaths

January 1 – Vincent Auriol, President of France from 1947 to 1954 (b. 1884) February 26 – Emiliano Chamorro Vargas, president of Nicaragua from 1917 to 1921 and 1926 (b. 1871). March 12 – Néstor Guillén Olmos, president of Bolivia in 1946 (b. 1890). April 13 – Abdul Salam Arif, president of Iraq from 1963 to 1966 (b. 1921). May 15 – Venceslau Brás, president of Brazil from 1914 to 1918 (b. 1868) May 15 – Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, soldier and president of El Salvador from 1931 to 1934 and 1935 to 1944 (b. 1882) December 15 – Walt Disney, film producer, filmmaker, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, philanthropist and co-founder of The Walt Disney Company (b. 1901). March 12 – Néstor Guillén Olmos, president of Bolivia in 1946 (b. 1890).

Nobel Prize

Physics — Alfred Kastler Chemistry — Robert S. Mulliken Medicine — Peyton Rous, Charles B. Huggins Literature — Nelly Sachs, Shmuel Yosef Agnon Peace — There was no prize

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