• The Cultural Revolution began in China
• Anti-war protests began to rage.
• Daylight Savings Time was introduced.
• The first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into service at Beale AFB.
• Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack.
• Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” “Grand Prix” “The Sand Pebbles”.
• The first Star Trek episode was shown in September 1966.
• Kwanza is celebrated for the first time.
• The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
• John Lennon comments, "We're more popular than Jesus now," sparking a controversy in the U.S.
• Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is released.
• Walt Disney went to the big amusement park in the sky.
• Lenny Bruce would take his own life.
• By 1966 the Rolling Stones were doing pretty well for themselves. They had done much the same as the Beatles, honing their chops in the bars & bistros of London although with a blues-ier, harder edge than the Beatles.
• The 6th album the Rolling Stones would released in the U.S. established Jagger and Richards as being every bit as formidable songwriters as Lennon-McCartney.
• “Aftermath” went to #2 on the charts but the lead single would go all the way…
• The Rolling Stones and Paint It, Black…Your #1 @ 1 from June 1966