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Headlines From 1966 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1966 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1966 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1966 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1966 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1966 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1966 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1966 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1966 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1966 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1966 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
19th January 1966Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India; she is sworn in on 24th January 1966.
9th March 1966Ronnie Kray murders George Cornell in East London's Blind Beggar pub. He is convicted of the crime three years later, in 1969.
20th March 1966The Jules Rimet Trophy, the original prize for winning the FIFA World Cup, is stolen at an exhibition. It is later found by a dog named "Pickles" and his owner David Corbett.
31st March 1966The Labour Party wins the general election under leader Harold Wilson.
21st April 1966The opening of Parliament is televised for the first time.
30th April 1966Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel. It runs until 2000 and is then discontinued due to the emergence of the Channel Tunnel.
6th May 1966The Moors Murder trial comes to a close with Ian Brady being found guilty on all three counts of murder. He is sentenced to three concurrent terms of life imprisonment. Myra Hindley is convicted on two counts of murder and of being an accessory in the third murder committed by Brady; she receives two concurrent terms of life imprisonment and a seven-year fixed term for being an accessory.
29th June 1966A sailors' strike, organised by the National Union of Seamen, ends in the United Kingdom.
16th July 1966Prime Minister Harold Wilson flies to Moscow for peace negotiations over the Vietnam War. A meeting with Russian leaders is unsuccessful, as the Soviet government refutes his ideas.
30th July 1966England beats West Germany 4-2 after extra time to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley.
5th August 1966The Beatles release the legendary “Revolver” album.
8th September 1966“Star Trek“ is shown on television for the first time. The opening episode is titled "The Man Trap".
19th September 1966Scotland Yard arrests Ronald Edwards, a suspect in the Great Train Robbery.
21st October 1966 A landslide devastates the town of Aberfan in South Wales. 144 people are killed and 116 of these victims are children between the ages of seven and ten. Many of these children had attended Pantglas Junior School, which had been destroyed in the landslide.
22nd October 1966British spy George Blake escapes from Wormwood Scrubs prison; he is next seen in Moscow.
9th November 1966John Lennon meets Yoko Ono at the Indica Gallery.
15th December 1966 Walt Disney, American animated film producer (b. 1901) dies from lung cancer.

31st December 1966
Thieves steal millions of pounds-worth of paintings from the Dulwich Art Gallery in London.
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A Newspaper From 1966

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