Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1966
January 3 - Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer January 4 - Deana Carter, American singer January 5 - Kate Schellenbach, American drummer (Luscious Jackson) January 6 - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990) January 6 - Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor January 6 - A. R. Rahman, Indian composer January 7 - Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (d. 1999) January 7 - Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer January 8 - Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player January 8 - Andrew Wood, American musician (d. 1990) January 11 - Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist January 11 - Kelley Law, Canadian curler January 12 - Olivier Martinez, French actor January 13 - Patrick Dempsey, American actor January 17 - Stephin Merritt, American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields January 17 - Joshua Malina, American actor January 17 - Shabba Ranks, Jamaican singer January 18 - Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player January 18 - André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver January 19 - Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player January 19 - Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player January 19 - Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player January 19 - Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer January 20 - Stacey Dash, American actress January 20 - Tracii Guns, American guitarist January 21 - Robert Del Naja, English musician January 21 - Candi Milo, American voice actress January 24 - Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian January 29 - Romário, Brazilian footballer January 30 - Danielle Goyette, Quebec female ice hockey player January 31 - Dr Umar Alisha, A Sufi Master was Born at Pithapuram. February 1 - Michelle Akers, American soccer player February 1 - Rob Lee, English footballer February 2 - Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis player February 2 - D. C. Douglas, American actor and director February 2 - Robert DeLeo, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots) February 3 - Frank Coraci, American film director February 4 - Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist February 4 - Kyoko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer February 5 - Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993) February 5 - Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer February 6 - Rick Astley, British singer February 8 - Kirk Muller, Canadian ice hockey player February 8 - Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgarian footballer February 9 - Ellen van Langen, Dutch athlete February 9 - Harald Eia, Norwegian TV February 10 - Daryl Johnston, American football player February 13 - Jeff Waters, Canadian musician (Annihilator) February 14 - Petr Svoboda, National Hockey League player February 17 - Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer February 17 - Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004) February 17 - Luc Robitaille, Canadian ice hockey player February 17 - Michael Lepond, American musician February 18 - Guy Ferland, American television director February 19 - Justine Bateman, American actress February 19 - Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player February 19 - Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer February 20 - Cindy Crawford, American model February 22 - Rachel Dratch, American actress and comedienne February 22 - Thorsten Kaye,Daytime actor and poet, February 22 - Aiden Shaw, English pornographic actor February 24 - Billy Zane, American actor February 24 - René Arocha, Cuban baseball player February 25 - Alexis Denisof, American actor February 25 - Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003) February 25 - Téa Leoni, American actress February 25 - Nancy O'Dell, American reporter and television personality February 25 - Samantha Phillips, American actress February 26 - Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer February 27 - Donal Logue, Canadian actor February 28 - Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer March 1 - Susan Auch, Canadian speed-skater March 3 - Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor March 3 - Timo Tolkki, Finnish musician (Stratovarius) March 3 - Tone Lōc, American rapper and actor March 4 - Daniela Amavia, American actress and model March 4 - Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor March 4 - Emese Hunyady, Hungarian speed skater March 4 - Kevin Johnson, American basketball player March 4 - Dav Pilkey, American author March 4 - Grand Puba, American rapper March 4 - Wash West, English gay porn film director March 5 - Michael Irvin, American football player March 5 - Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player March 5 - Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian March 6 - Alan Davies, British comedian and actor March 7 - Joy Tanner, American actress March 9 - Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi) March 9 - Tony Lockett, Australian Rules Footballer March 9 - Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist March 10 - Edie Brickell, American singer March 10 - Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer March 10 - Mike Timlin, American baseball player March 12 - Grant Long, NBA Basketball Player March 14 - Elise Neal, American actress March 17 - Jeremy Sheffield, English actor March 18 - Jerry Cantrell, American musician March 18 - Daniel S. Nevins, American rabbi March 19 - Andy Sinton, English footballer March 19 - James "Big Jim" Wright, American record producer March 20 - Alka Yagnik, Indian singer March 25 - Tom Glavine, American baseball player March 25 - Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (d. 2008) March 25 - Tatjana Patitz, German supermodel March 25 - Anton Rogan, Irish footballer March 26 - Michael Imperioli, American actor March 27 - Paula Trickey, American actress March 30 - Joey Castillo, American drummer (Queens of the Stone Age) March 30 - Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author March 31 - Roger Black, English athlete April 1 - Chris Evans, English disc jockey April 2 - Bill Romanowski, American football player April 2 - Teddy Sheringham, English footballer April 2 - Garnet Silk, Jamaican singer (d. 1994) April 3 - Mina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress) April 3 - John de Vries, Australian racing driver April 4 - Nancy McKeon, American actor April 5 - Mike McCready, American musician (Pearl Jam) April 6 - Young Man Kang, South Korean film director April 7 - Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player April 8 - Mark Blundell, British racing driver April 8 - Mazinho, Brazilian footballer April 8 - Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality April 8 - Robin Wright Penn, American actress April 9 - Cynthia Nixon, American actress April 11 - Mason Reese, American actor April 11 - Dustin Patrick Runnels, American professional wrestler April 11 - Lisa Stansfield, English singer April 13 - Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football player April 13 - Marc Ford, American musician April 14 - David Justice, American baseball player April 14 - Greg Maddux, American baseball player April 15 - Samantha Fox, English singer April 17 - Vikram, Indian actor April 18 - Trine Hattestad, Norwegian athlete April 18 - Valeri Kamensky, Russian ice hockey player April 19 - Véronique Gens, French soprano April 19 - Julia Neigel, female german singer April 19 - David La Haye, Canadian actor April 19 - Osamu Matsuda, Japanese professional wrestler April 21 - Michael Franti, American musician April 22 - Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005) April 22 - Jeffrey Dean Morgan, American actor April 24 - Pierre Brassard, Quebec humorist and actor April 24 - Alessandro Costacurta, Italian footballer April 25 - James Stacy Barbour, American actor and singer April 26 - Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho April 28 - John Daly, American golfer April 28 - Too Short, American rapper April 29 - Phil Tufnell, English cricketer April 30 - Jeff Brown, Canadian ice hockey player May 1 - Olaf Thon, German football player May 3 - Peter Abbay, American actor May 3 - Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor May 3 - Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player May 5 - Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth) May 8 - Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer May 8 - Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer May 10 - Jonathan Edwards, English athlete May 11 - Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein) May 12 - Stephen Baldwin, American actor May 12 - Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian singer May 13 - Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish) May 13 - Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host May 14 - Marianne Denicourt, French actress May 14 - Mike Inez, American bassist May 14 - Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!) May 16 - Janet Jackson, American singer May 16 - Scott Reeves, American actor and singer May 16 - Thurman Thomas, American football player May 17 - Hill Harper, American actor May 17 - Danny Manning, American basketball player May 17 - Mark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player May 18 - Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk May 19 - Polly Walker, British actress May 19 - Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player May 20 - Mindy Cohn, American actress May 20 - Dan Abrams, American TV reporter May 20 - Gina Ravera, American actress May 21 - Lisa Edelstein, American actress May 22 - Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative) May 22 - Jose Mesa, Dominican baseball player May 23 - Graeme Hick, English cricketer May 23 - Gary Roberts, professional ice hockey player May 24 - Eric Cantona, French footballer May 24 - Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver May 26 - Helena Bonham Carter, English actress May 26 - Zola Budd, South African athlete May 30 - Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement) May 31 - Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian May 31 - Nick Scotti, American actor and singer June 2 - Pedro Guerra, Spanish songwriter and singer June 3 - Wasim Akram, Pakistani cricketer June 4 - Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano June 6 - Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer June 6 - Sean Yseult, American musician (White Zombie) June 7 - Stephane Richer, Canadian ice hockey player June 7 - Eric Kretz, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots) June 8 - Julianna Margulies, American actress June 8 - Doris Pearson, singer June 10 - David Platt, English footballer June 13 - Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver June 14 - Traylor Howard, American actress June 15 - Idalis DeLeon, American actress/singer June 16 - Adrienne Shelly, American actress June 16 - Jan Železný, Czech athlete June 17 - Jason Patric, American actor June 18 - Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater June 21 - Mancow Muller, American radio personality June 21 - Nan Woods, American actress June 22 - Michael Park, WRC co-pilot (d. 2005) June 22 - Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress June 23 - Chico DeBarge, American musician (DeBarge) June 23 - Richie Ren, Taiwanese musician June 24 - Hope Sandoval, American singer-songwriter June 24 - Adrienne Shelly, American actress June 25 - Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese (DRC) basketball player June 26 - Minaguchi Yuko, japanese voice actress June 27 - J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer June 28 - John Cusack, American actor June 28 - Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress June 29 - John Part, Canadian darts player June 30 - Mike Tyson, American former boxer June 30 - Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor July 1 - Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer July 3 - Moisés Alou, Dominican baseball player July 4 - Lee Reherman, American actor July 5 - Kathryn Erbe, American actress July 5 - Susannah Doyle, British actress July 5 - Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer July 6 - Brian Posehn, American actor July 7 - Jim Gaffigan, American comedian July 7 - Gundula Krause, German folk violinist July 7 - Neil Tobin, American magician July 9 - Pamela Adlon, American voice actress July 10 - Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006) July 11 - Greg Grunberg, American actor July 11 - Mick Molloy, Australian comedian July 13 - Gerald Levert, American singer (d. 2006) July 14 - Tanya Donelly, American musician (Belly) July 14 - Juliet Cesario, American actress July 14 - Ellen Reid, Canadian musician (Crash Test Dummies) July 14 - Matthew Fox, American actor July 14 - Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator July 15 - Jason Bonham, English drummer; son of John Bonham July 15 - Irène Jacob, French-born Swiss actress July 16 - Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster July 18 - Lori Alan, American actress July 19 - Nancy Walls, American actress July 19 - David Segui, American baseball player July 20 - Stone Gossard, American musician (Pearl Jam July 21 - Arija Bareikis, American actress July 22 - Shaun Cohen, South African professional wrestler July 22 - Tim Brown, American football player July 23 - Samantha Beckinsale, English actress July 24 - Martin Keown, English footballer July 25 - Maureen Herman, American bassist July 25 - Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer July 28 - Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter July 29 - Martina McBride, American singer July 29 - Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor July 30 - Allan Langer, Australian Rugby League Player July 31 - Dean Cain, American actor August 1 - James St. James, American author and nightlife personality August 1 - Ganesh Mylvaganam, Former United Arab Emirates cricketer August 2 - Takayuki Iizuka, Japanese professional wrestler August 2 - Tim Wakefield, American baseball player August 2 - M.V. Sridhar, Indian cricketer August 3 - Brent Butt, Canadian actor August 3 - Eric Esch, American boxer August 4 - Kensuke Sasaki, Japanese professional wrestler August 5 - Jonathan Silverman, American actor August 7 - Kristin Hersh, American singer and guitarist (Throwing Muses) August 8 - Chris Eubank, English boxer August 8 - John Hudek, American baseball player August 10 - Hansi Kürsch, German singer August 11 - Nigel Martyn, English footballer August 12 - Les Ferdinand, English footballer August 13 - Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player August 14 - Halle Berry, American actress August 14 - Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer August 15 - Scott Brosius, American baseball player August 15 - Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer August 16 - Barry Lather, American choreographer August 17 - Maysa Leak, American Jazz Singer August 17 - Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder August 17 - Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player August 18 - Kang Soo-yeon, South Korean actress August 19 - Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer August 19 - Lee Ann Womack, American musician August 20 - Dimebag Darrell, American guitarist (Pantera and Damageplan) (d. 2004) August 21 - John Wetteland, Major League Baseball player August 22 - Eric Andolsek, American football player (d. 1992) August 22 - GZA, American rapper August 22 - Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer August 23 - Rik Smits, Dutch-American basketball player August 25 - Albert Belle, American Major League Baseball player August 25 - Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist August 25 - Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs) August 26 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player August 26 - Shirley Manson, Scottish singer August 30 - Michael Michele, American actress August 31 - Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier September 1 - Tim Hardaway, American basketball player September 2 - Salma Hayek, Mexican actress September 2 - Dino Cazares, American musician September 2 - Olivier Panis, French race car driver September 2 - Tuc Watkins, American actor September 5 - Achero Mañas, Spanish actor and film director September 5 - Milinko Pantić, retired Serbian footballer September 8 - Carola, Swedish singer September 8 - Peter Furler, Australian musician (Newsboys) September 9 - Georg Hackl, German luger September 9 - Adam Sandler, American actor and comedian September 10 - Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian ice hockey player September 12 - Ben Folds, American musician September 12 - Darren E. Burrows, American actor September 13 - Louis Mandylor, Australian actor September 14 - Mike Cooley, American guitarist September 16 - Kevin Young, American athlete September 17 - Doug E. Fresh, American rapper September 19 - Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese professional wrestler September 20 - Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese rock musician September 22 - Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer September 22 - Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer September 22 - Mike Richter, American ice hockey player September 23 - Pete Harnisch, American baseball player September 23 - LisaRaye, American actress September 24 - Stacy Galina, American actress September 24 - Bernard Gilkey, Baseball player September 24 - Michael J. Varhola, American author September 26 - Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and television hostess September 26 - Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer September 26 - Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006) September 27 - Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti) September 28 - Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director September 29 - Jill Whelan, American actress October 1 - Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian October 1 - Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer October 2 - Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler (d. 2000) October 3 - Darrin Fletcher, Major League Baseball player October 3 - Frank Hannon American guitarist Tesla, (band) October 5 - Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee October 6 - Niall Quinn, Irish footballer October 6 - Jacqueline Obradors, American actress October 7 - Toni Braxton, American singer October 7 - Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer October 8 - Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994) October 10 - Tony Adams, English footballer October 11 - Solofa Fatu, aka Rikishi October 11 - Luke Perry, American actor October 12 - Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor October 12 - Wim Jonk, Dutch football player October 12 - Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author October 14 - Savanna Samson, American porn star October 15 - Jorge Campos, Mexican footballer October 17 - Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer October 17 - Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality October 19 - Roger R. Cross, Jamaican-born actor October 19 - Jon Favreau, American actor October 19 - Sinitta, American singer October 20 - Allan Donald, South African cricketer October 20 - Fred Coury, American drummer (Cinderella) October 22 - Valeria Golino, Italian actress October 23 - Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver October 24 - Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate October 25 - Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey player October 25 - Perry Satullo, American professional wrestler October 26 - Jane Hajduk, American actress October 26 - Steve Valentine, British actor October 26 - Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster October 26 - Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer October 27 - Matt Drudge, American blogger October 28 - Steve Atwater, American football player October 28 - Andy Richter, American comedian and actor October 30 - Scott Innes, American voice actor October 31 - Adam Horovitz (Adrock), American rapper (Beastie Boys) October 31 - Koji Kanemoto, Japanese professional wrestler October 31 - Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist October 31 - Mike O'Malley, American actor November 1 - Barbara Becker, German actress; ex-wife of Boris Becker November 1 - Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (d. 2002) November 2 - Sean Kanan, American actor November 2 - Tim Kirkman, American filmmaker November 2 - Khaled Abol Naga, Egyptian actor November 2 - David Schwimmer, American actor November 2 - Yoshinari Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler November 3 - Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player November 4 - H. John Heinz IV, American medieval armor craftsman; son of Teresa Heinz November 5 - Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress November 5 - Nayim, Spanish footballer November 6 - Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer November 6 - Peter DeLuise, American actor and director November 8 - Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality November 10 - Bill DeMott, American professional wrestler November 10 - Vanessa Angel, English actress November 11 - Alison Doody, Irish actress November 14 - Curt Schilling, American baseball player November 14 - Petra Roßner, German cyclist November 15 - Rachel True, American actress November 16 - Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein) November 16 - Dean McDermott, Canadian actor November 17 - Jeff Buckley, American musician (d. 1997) November 17 - Sophie Marceau, French actress November 17 - Daisy Fuentes, Cuban model and actress November 17 - Kate Ceberano, Australian singer November 17 - Richard Fortus, American guitarist (Guns N' Roses) November 18 - Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet November 19 - Gail Devers, American athlete November 19 - Jason Scott Lee, American actor November 19 - Rocco DiSpirito, American chef November 20 - Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996) November 21 - Troy Aikman, American football player November 22 - Richard Stanley, South African film director November 23 - Vincent Cassel, French actor November 23 - Jerry Kelly, American professional golfer November 24 - Russell Watson, British singer November 25 - Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants) November 25 - Billy Burke, American actor November 26 - Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian actress and model November 27 - Andy Merrill, American voice actor November 28 - Sam Seder, American comedian November 30 - Wil Mara, American author November 30 - David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter November 30 - Mika Salo, Finnish Formula 1 Driver December 1 - Katherine LaNasa, American actress December 1 - Larry Walker, Canadian baseball player December 2 - Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese professional wrestler December 3 - Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer December 4 - Fred Armisen, American actor and musician December 4 - Masta Ace, American rapper December 4 - Suzanne Malveaux, American television news reporter December 4 - Chris Shepherd, English film director December 5 - Patricia Kaas, French singer December 6 - Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete December 7 - C. Thomas Howell, American actor December 7 - Shinichi Itoh, Japanese motorcycle racer December 8 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish musician December 8 - Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director December 9 - Toby Huss, American actor December 10 - Mel Rojas, Dominican baseball player December 11 - Gary Dourdan, American actor December 11 - Leon Lai, Hong Kong Cantonese singer/actor December 12 - Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor December 12 - Último Dragón, Japanese professional wrestler December 13 - Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef December 13 - Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker December 14 - Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver December 14 - Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player December 14 - Tim Skold, Swedish/American musician December 15 - Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor December 16 - Clifford Robinson, American basketball player December 16 - Dennis Wise, English footballer December 17 - Tracy Byrd, American musician December 17 - Valeri Liukin, Soviet gymnast December 18 - Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress December 18 - Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator) December 19 - Chuckii Booker, American singer December 19 - Robert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor December 19 - Alberto Tomba, Italian alpine skier December 19 - Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player December 20 - Matt Neal, British Race Driver December 20 - Chris Robinson, American singer (Black Crowes) December 20 - Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer December 21 - Kiefer Sutherland, British-born Canadian actor December 21 - Karri Turner, American actress December 22 - Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet gymnast December 22 - Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction) December 24 - Diedrich Bader, American actor December 26 - Sandra Taylor, American model and actress December 27 - Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer December 27 - Eva LaRue, American actress December 27 - Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler December 29 - Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer December 31 - Lisa Joyner, American entertainment reporter
January 11 - Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889) January 14 - Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909) January 18 - Kathleen Norris, American writer (b. 1880) January 22 - Herbert Marshall, English actor (b. 1890) January 29 - Pierre Mercure, French Canadian composer (b. 1927) February 1 - Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (b. 1885) February 1 - Buster Keaton, American actor (b. 1895) February 6 - Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877) February 9 - Sophie Tucker, Russian-born actress (b. 1884) February 18 - Robert Rossen, American screenwriter February 28 - Jonathan Hale, Canadian-born actor (b. 1891) March 3 - William Frawley, American actor (b. 1887) March 3 - Alice Pearce, American actress (b. 1917) March 5 - Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (b. 1889) March 9 - Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924) April 1 - Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911) April 2 - C. S. Forester, English author (b. 1899) April 10 - Evelyn Waugh, English writer (b. 1903) April 13 - Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884) May 22 - Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900) June 1 - Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873) June 19 - Ed Wynn, American actor (b. 1886) June 30 - Giuseppe Farina, Italian Formula One champion. First person to win an F1 championship. (b. 1906) July 2 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900) July 6 - Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1892) July 11 - Delmore Schwartz, American poet (b. 1913) July 18 - Bobby Fuller, American rock singer (b. 1942) July 23 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (b. 1920) July 24 - Tony Lema, American golfer (b. 1934) July 31 - Bud Powell, American jazz pianist (b. 1924) August 3 - Lenny Bruce, American comedian (b. 1925) August 6 - Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913) August 14 - Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (b. 1881) August 23 - Francis X. Bushman, American actor (b. 1883) August 29 - Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906) September 5 - Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879) September 11 - C. E. Woolman, American airline magnate (b. 1889) September 14 - Gertrude Berg, American actress (b. 1899) September 28 - André Breton, French poet (b. 1896) October 7 - Grigoris Asikis, Greek singer and songwriter. (b. 1890) October 7 - Smiley Lewis, American musician (b. 1913) October 13 - Clifton Webb, American actor (b. 1889) October 16 - George O'Hara, American actor (b. 1899) October 17 - Wieland Wagner, German stage director (b. 1917) October 18 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (b. 1878) October 18 - Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (b. 1867) October 26 - Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932) October 30 - Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906) November 2 - Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer (b. 1892) November 7 - Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894) November 15 - Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877) December 5 - Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (b. 1909) December 8 - Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899) December 15 - Walt Disney, American animator (b. 1901) December 27 - Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
January 1 - A twelve-day New York City transit strike begins. January 1 - After a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumes power as president of the Central African Republic. January 12 - Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended. January 13 - Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. January 15 - The government of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup d’état. January 17 - A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping four 70-kiloton hydrogen bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares hydrogen bombs incident. January 19 - Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India. January 24 - An Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc, on the border between France and Italy, killing 117. January 26 - The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia. January 29 - The first of 608 performances of Sweet Charity opens at the Palace Theatre, New York. January 31 - Luna program: soviet union's unmanned spacecraft Luna 9 is launched. February 2 - Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. February 3 - The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon. February 4 - All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 jet plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133. February 12 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, announced famous Six Points in Karachi as election manifesto of Awami League that later led to formation of Bangladesh. February 14 - Australian currency is decimalised. February 23 - A military coup in Syria replaces the previous government. February 26 - Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket March 1 - Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface. March 1 - The Ba'ath Party takes power in Syria. March 4 - Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people. March 5 - BOAC Flight 911 crashes on Mount Fuji, Japan, killing 124. March 8 - Vietnam War: Australia announces it is going to substantially increase its number of troops in Vietnam. March 8 - A bomb planted by young Irish protesters destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin. March 11 - Supersemar: President Sukarno of Indonesia is forced to give up his executive power. March 11 - A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people. March 16 - Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle. March 17 - Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the Alvin submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb. March 19 - Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four, to start five black players. March 31 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first spaceprobe to enter orbit around the Moon. April 21 - Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day. April 25 - The city of Tashkent is destroyed by a huge earthquake. April 26 - An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent. May 6 - Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England. May 16 - The Communist Party of China issues the 'May 16 Notice', marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. May 21 - The Ulster Volunteer Force declare war on the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland. May 25 - Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches. May 25 - The first prominent DaZiBao during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University. May 26 - British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana. May 30 - Former Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu. June 2 - Surveyor program: The Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world. June 6 - James Meredith, civil rights activist, is shot while trying to march across Mississippi. June 8 - One of the XB-70 Valkyrie prototypes is destroyed in a mid-air collision with a F-104 Starfighter chase plane during a photo shoot. NASA pilot Joseph A. Walker and USAF test pilot Carl Cross were both killed. June 8 - Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed. June 13 - The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them. June 14 - The Vatican announces the abolition of the index librorum prohibitum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557. June 27 - The first broadcast of Dark Shadows is aired on ABC-TV. July 1 - The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto. July 2 - The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific. July 4 - President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act goes into effect the next year. July 6 - Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as the first President. July 18 - Gemini 10 launched. July 24 - Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap. July 26 - Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent. July 29 - Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York. August 1 - Charles Whitman kills 15 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police. August 1 - Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People's Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. August 6 - Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board. August 7 - Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan. August 16 - 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 18 - Vietnam War: the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong. August 22 - Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers. August 23 - Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon. August 29 - The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. September 6 - In Cape Town, South Africa, the architect of Apartheid, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, is stabbed to death during a parliamentary meeting. September 8 - The Severn Bridge is officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II September 8 - The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC. September 9 - The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. September 12 - Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA's Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions) September 15 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation. September 16 - The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera, Antony and Cleopatra. September 29 - The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced. September 30 - The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President. October 1 - West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9. October 4 - Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho. October 5 - Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor. October 6 - LSD is declared illegal in the United States. October 14 - The city of Montreal inaugurates the Montreal Metro. October 15 - Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. October 17 - A fire at a building in New York, New York kills 12 firefighters, the New York City Fire Department's deadliest day until the September 11, 2001 attacks. October 21 - Aberfan disaster: A coal tip falls on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren. October 22 - The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go). October 22 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 12. November 2 - The Cuban Adjustment Act enters force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States. November 4 - Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the Arno river floods; together with the contemporaneous flood of the Po River in northern Italy, this leads to 113 deaths, 30,000 made homeless, and the destruction of numerous Renaissance artworks and books. November 8 - Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate. November 8 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League. November 11 - NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12. November 15 - Gemini program: Gemini 12 splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean. November 15 - A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board. November 24 - A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia. November 24 - New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history. November 30 - Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom. December 7 - A fire at an army barracks in Erzurum, Turkey kills 68 people. December 8 - The Greek SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200. December 18 - Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker. December 24 - A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129. December 26 - The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach.