April 1966

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The following events occurred in April, 1966.

April 1, 1966 (Friday)[edit]

  • General Pham Xuan Chieu, sent by Vietnam's prime minister Nguyễn Cao Kỳ to seek support for the Saigon junta from General Nguyen Chanh Thi, commander of I Corps, is ambushed by a group of anti-Ky students, who capture him and transport him around the city in a cycle rickshaw before releasing him.[1]
  • Born: Chris Evans, English radio presenter, in Warrington
  • Died: Brian O'Nolan ("Flann O'Brien"), 54, Irish humorist (throat cancer)[2]

April 2, 1966 (Saturday)[edit]

April 3, 1966 (Sunday)[edit]

April 4, 1966 (Monday)[edit]

April 5, 1966 (Tuesday)[edit]

April 6, 1966 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 7, 1966 (Thursday)[edit]

April 8, 1966 (Friday)[edit]

  • Buddhists in South Vietnam protest against the fact that the new government has not set a date for free elections.
  • Leonid Brezhnev becomes General Secretary of the Soviet Union, as well as Leader of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R.
  • The Norwegian cargo ship Stavfjord collides with the Cuban ship Oriente 16 nautical miles (30 km) north of Ameland, Netherlands. Both ships sink, but all crew rescued by the Dutch ship Luden.[10]
  • Born: Robin Wright, US actress, in Dallas, Texas

April 9, 1966 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Buddhist Uprising: In Vietnam, Pro-Struggle Movement ARVN Colonel Dam Quang Yeu orders a convoy of infantry, tanks and artillery to proceed north from Hoi An to Da Nang. The Americans finally take action in the dispute when Major General Wood Kyle, commanding officer of the 3rd Marine Division, orders the 9th Regiment to block Route 1 and stop the convoy.[11]
  • Died: Barry Butler, 31, English footballer (car accident)[12]

April 10, 1966 (Sunday)[edit]

  • Died: Evelyn Waugh, 62, British writer of novels, biographies and travel books

April 11, 1966 (Monday)[edit]

April 12, 1966 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • American B-52s attack the Mụ Giạ Pass for the first time, in the largest bombing mission since World War II, using a combination of subsurface and delayed action bombs over a 5 km section, but the pass is not closed by landslides as had been hoped for.[14]
  • Died: Sir Waithilingam Duraiswamy, 91, Ceylonese lawyer, politician and speaker of the State Council of Ceylon

April 13, 1966 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 14, 1966 (Thursday)[edit]

April 15, 1966 (Friday)[edit]

April 16, 1966 (Saturday)[edit]

April 17, 1966 (Sunday)[edit]

April 18, 1966 (Monday)[edit]

April 19, 1966 (Tuesday)[edit]

Väinö Tanner, 85, Finnish politician

April 20, 1966 (Wednesday)[edit]

  • Born: Vincent Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

April 21, 1966 (Thursday)[edit]

April 22, 1966 (Friday)[edit]

April 23, 1966 (Saturday)[edit]

  • Died: George Ohsawa, 72, Japanese founder of the macrobiotic diet and philosophy

April 24, 1966 (Sunday)[edit]

April 25, 1966 (Monday)[edit]

April 26, 1966 (Tuesday)[edit]

  • A new government is formed in the Republic of Congo, led by Ambroise Noumazalaye.
  • A second B-52 strike took place on the Mụ Giạ Pass but the damage is repaired within 10 hours and convoys are seen using the pass the next day. A CIA report notes that the "Communists will spare no effort to keep it open".[24]
  • Born: Natasha Trethewey, US poet, in Gulfport, Mississippi

April 27, 1966 (Wednesday)[edit]

April 28, 1966 (Thursday)[edit]

April 29, 1966 (Friday)[edit]

  • The total number of U.S. troops in Vietnam reaches 250,000.

April 30, 1966 (Saturday)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wiest, Andrew A. (2008). Vietnam's forgotten army: heroism and betrayal in the ARVN. New York City, New York: New York University Press. ISBN 0-8147-9410-6. , p. 59.
  2. ^ Ó Nualláin, Micheál (1 October 2011). "The Brother: memories of Brian". The Irish Times (Irish Times Trust). Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Zarya - Luna 10 chronology
  4. ^ "Volunteer Crew Drowns in North Sea Gale" The Times (London). Monday, 4 April 1966. (56597), col D, p. 12.
  5. ^ "Anzi Victims' Bodies Washed Ashore" The Times (London). Saturday, 9 April 1966. (56601), col G, p. 5.
  6. ^ "The New Smyrna Beach Tornado - 11/2/97". National Weather Service Melbourne, Florida office. Archived from the original on May 7, 2009. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  7. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=PWdkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rnwNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2091,4260484&dq=viceregal+injured&hl=en
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ *D. Butler and G. Butler (ed.). Twentieth Century British Political Facts 1900–2000. 
  10. ^ "Cargo Ships Sink off Dutch Coast" The Times (London). Saturday, 9 April 1966. (56601), col C, p. 8.
  11. ^ Brush, Peter (April 2005). "The 1966 Buddhist Crisis in South Vietnam". Historynet. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  12. ^ Dickinson, Jason; Brodie, John (2005). The Wednesday Boys: A Definitive Who's Who of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club 1880–2005. Sheffield: Pickard Communication. p. 54. ISBN 0-9547264-9-9. 
  13. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  14. ^ Van Staaveren, Jacob (1993). Interdiction in Southern Laos 1960-1968. Center for Air Force History. p. 135-7. ISBN 978-1-4102-2060-8.
  15. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=73473
  16. ^ "All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation". Boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  17. ^ Davenport-Hines, Richard, "Hindley, Myra (1942–2002)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 5 July 2009  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  18. ^ Ibid.
  19. ^ "The measure of a man's heart", Life Magazine, 20 May 1966. Accessed 15 April 2014
  20. ^ "21 April – Today in History". New Europe Issue 882. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-02. [dead link]
  21. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 43959. p. 4947. 21 April 1966. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  22. ^ Sean Coughlan, "Pressing on", BBC News Magazine, 21 March 2005. Accessed 16 April 2014
  23. ^ Bishop William Gordon Wheeler at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 14 August 2011.
  24. ^ "An Appraisal of the bombing of North Vietnam (through 14 May)". CIA. 21 May 1966. 
  25. ^ O'Sullivan, John (2009). The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World. Regnery Publishing. pp. 94–5. ISBN 1-59698-016-8. 
  26. ^ Sibanda, Eliakim M. (January 2005). The Zimbabwe African People's Union 1961–87: A Political History of Insurgency in Southern Rhodesia. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa Research & Publications. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-59221-276-7. 
  27. ^ Yearbook of the Encyclopedia Americana - Page 37
  28. ^ Port de Calais - Hovercraft. Accessed 14 April 2014
  29. ^ Anton Szandor LaVey: A Biographical Sketch by Peter H. Gilmore, on the Church of Satan's official website