Freedom of Information Act of 1966
January 19 - Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister of India. She became the first woman in India and the second in the world to hold the highest government post.
May 1 - Georgy Mitrofanovych Moskalenko and Viktor Kuksa, on the night of May 1, 1966, erected a yellow-blue flag with a trident and the inscription: "Ukraine is not dead yet" above the Kyiv Institute of National Economy. She hasn't been killed yet." June 12 — In Kyiv, the world's first trolleybus train of inventor Volodymyr Veklych began operating.
August 8 - the beginning of the "cultural revolution" was announced in China.
February 3 — the first soft landing of a spacecraft on the Moon and the transmission of a televised image of a panorama of the lunar surface to Earth ("Luna-9", USSR).
October 28 — the Osh region of the Kyrgyz SSR was awarded the Order of Lenin;
The 5th edition of the American textbook on internal diseases, Fundamentals of Internal Medicine, edited by T. Harrison.
See also Category: Born in 1966
January 2 - Tia Carrere, American actress.
January 19 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player.
January 29 - Souza Faria Romario, Brazilian football player.
February 6 - Rick Astley, British singer, composer.
February 7 - Christine Otto, German swimmer.
February 8 - Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian football player.
February 20 - Cindy Crawford, American supermodel, actress.
February 25 - Thea Leoni, American actress.
March 23 - Marty Pillow, English singer (Wet, Wet, Wet).
March 25 - Jeff Healy, Canadian rock musician.
April 11 - Lisa Stansfields, Canadian singer.
April 12 - Ihor Yuriyovych Slisarenko, Ukrainian TV journalist.
April 15 - Samantha Fox, English pop singer.
May 4 - Dmytro Lalenkov, Ukrainian actor and screenwriter.
May 12 - Stephen Baldwin, American actor.
May 16 - Janet Jackson, American pop singer, actress.
May 21 - Lisa Edelstein, American actress, known for her role in the series "Doctor House".
May 23 - Abakarova Elina Magodivna - architect, artist.
May 24 - Eric Cantona, French football player.
May 26 - Helena Bonham Carter, actress.
May 27 — Sean Kinney