Events of the year 1966

Major Events of 1966

* Kashmir Crisis

* Botswana Independent

* Lesotho Independent

* Nigerian Civil War

* Miranda Decision

* National Organization of Women

* Direct Dial Phones


NBA:Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers Series: 4-3

NCAA Football: Notre Dame & Michigan Staterecord: 9-0-1 & 9-0-1Heisman Trophy:Steve Spurrier,florida, QB points: 1,679 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs.Detroit Red Wings Score: 4-2

US Open Golf:Billy Casper

Score: 278 Course: Olympic CC Location: San FranciscoWorld Cup: England vs.West Germany Series: 4-2

World Series: Baltimore Orioles vs.LA Dodgers Series: 4-0

Popular Music of 1966

1."The Sound of Silence" ... Simon and Garfunkel

2."We Can Work It Out" ... The Beatles

3."My Love" ... Petula Clark

4."Lightnin' Strikes" ... Lou Christie

5."These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" ... Nancy Sinatra

6."The Ballad of the Green Berets" ... Sgt. Barry Sadler

7."Soul and Inspiration" ... The Righteous Brothers"

8."Good Lovin'" ... The Young Rascals

9."Monday, Monday" ... The Mamas and the Papas

10."When a Man Loves a Woman" ... Percy Sledge

Popular Movies

1. Thunderball

2. Doctor Zhivago

3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

4. That Darn Cat

5. The Russians Are Coming,

6. Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN

7. The Silencers

8. Torn Curtain

9. Our Man Flint

10. A Patch of Blue

Grammy Awards

Record of the Year: "Strangers in the Night" ... Frank Sinatra

"Michelle" ... John Lennon, Paul McCartney "Sinatra: A Man and His Music" ... Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra ... "Strangers in the Night" Edyie Gorme ... "If He Walked into My Life Today"

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "A Man for All Seasons"

Best Director: Fred Zinnemann ... "A Man for All Seasons"

Best Actor: Paul Scofield ... "A Man for All Seasons"

Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor ... "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Nobel Prizes


MULLIKEN, ROBERT S., U.S.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, b. 1896, d. 1986: "for his fundamental work concerning chemical bonds and the electronic structure of molecules by the molecular orbital method"


The prize was divided equally between:

AGNON, SHMUEL YOSEF, Israel, b. 1888, d. 1970: "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people"; and

SACHS, NELLY, Sweden, b. 1891 (in Germany), d. 1970: "for her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's destiny with touching strength"


The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.

Physiology or Medicine

The prize was divided equally between:

ROUS, PEYTON, U.S.A., Rockefeller University, New York, NY, b. 1879, d. 1970: "for his discovery of tumor-inducing viruses"; and

HUGGINS, CHARLES BRENTON, U.S.A., Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, b. 1901, d. 1997: "for his discoveries concerning hormonal treatment of prostatic cancer"


KASTLER, ALFRED, France, Ecole Normale Superieure, Universite de Paris, b. 1902, d. 1984: "for the discovery and development of optical methods for studying hertzian resonances in atoms"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama:Frank D. Gilory..."The Subject Was Roses"

Fiction:Katherine Anne Porter ... "Collected Stories"

History:Perry Miller ... "Life of the Mind in America"

International Reporting:Peter Arnett ... "Associated Press"

National Reporting: Haynes Johnson ... "Washington (DC) Evening Star"

Public Service: "Boston Globe"

Most Popular Books


1."Valley of the Dolls" ... Jacqueline Susann. Bernard Geis

2."The Adventurers" ... Harold Robbins. Trident Press

3."The Secret of Santa Vittoria" ... Robert Crichton. Simon & Schuster

4."Capable of Honor" ... Allen Drury. Doubleday

5."The Double Image" ... Helen MacInnes. Harcourt, Brace & World

6."The Fixer" ... Bernard Malamud. Farrar, Straus & Giroux

7."Tell No Man" ... Adela Rogers St. Johns. Doubleday

8."Tai-Pan" ... James Clavell. Atheneum Publishers

9."The Embezzler" ... Louis Auchincloss. Houghton Mifflin

10."All in the Family" ... Edwin O'Connor. Atlantic-Little, Brown


1."How to Avoid Probate" ... Norman F. Dacey. Crown

2."Human Sexual Response" ... William Howard Masters and Virginia Eshelman Johnson. Little, Brown

3."In Cold Blood" ... Truman Capote. Random House

4."Games People Play" ... Eric Berne, M.D. Grove Press

5."A Thousand Days" ... Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Houghton Mifflin

6."Everything But Money" ... Sam Levenson. Simon & Schuster

7."The Random House Dictionary of the English Language" ... Random House

8."Rush to Judgment" ... Mark Lane. Holt, Rinehart & Winston

9."The Last Battle" ... Cornelius Ryan. Simon & Schuster

10."Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints" ... Phyllis Diller.

Most Popular Television Shows

1. Bonanza (NBC)

2. The Red Skelton Hour (CBS)

3. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)

4. The Lucy Show (CBS)

5. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)

6. Green Acres (CBS)

7. Daktari (CBS)

8. Bewitched (ABC)

9. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)

10. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (CBS)