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1966 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXVI) was the 66th year of the 20th century. 1966 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Saturday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1966.
News Events of 1966
Chinese leader, Mao Zedong launches Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
Barbados, Botswana independent from UK.
Kwanzaa (secular holiday honoring African-American heritage) is created by Ron "Maulana" Karenga, the chair of Black Studies at California State University.
Emperor Haile Selassie visits Jamaica (celebrated as Grounation Day by the Rastafari movement).
Star Trek premieres on NBC.
Australian currency decimalised.
Sports in 1966
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