February 1966 in history

February 1966 events chronologically

Feb 2 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Feb 3 The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon
Feb 4 All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay, killing 133
Feb 14 Australian currency is decimalised
Feb 23 In Syria, Ba'ath Party member Salah Jadid leads an intra-party military coup that replaces the previous government of General Amin Hafiz, also a Baathist
Feb 26 Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam
Feb 26 Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket

Top 7 most famous people born in February 1966

Feb 6 Rick Astley an English singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. He is known for his 1987 song, "Never Gonna Give You Up", which was a #1 hit single in 25 countries. Astley holds the record for being the only male solo artist to have his first 8 singles reach the Top 10 in the UK and by retirement in 1993 had sold approximately 40 million records worldwide
Feb 8 Hristo Stoichkov a retired Bulgarian footballer who is currently a football pundit for Univision Deportes. He is regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation and the greatest Bulgarian footballer of all time. While he was still active, he was nicknamed The Dagger and The Modern Left. In 1990 he joined FC Barcelona where he earned the Spanish nickname 'El Pistolero' which translates to 'the gunslinger'. At Barcelona he was part of Johan Cruyff's "dream team" that won four consecutive La Liga titles and one UEFA Champions League
Feb 11 Dieudonné M'bala M'bala a French comedian, actor, and political activist. His father is from Cameroon and his mother is French. Some of his performances and associations have been controversial and he has been convicted for antisemitism
Feb 20 Cindy Crawford an American model. Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet. She was named 3 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90s and was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health. Crawford is known for her trademark mole just above her lip, and has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career
Feb 24 Billy Zane an American actor and producer.
Feb 25 Téa Leoni an American actress and producer.
Feb 28 Paulo Futre a Portuguese retired footballer who played mostly as a left winger.

Top 7 most famous people died in February 1966

Feb 1 Buster Keaton an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face"
Feb 9 Sophie Tucker a Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her stentorian delivery of comical and risqué songs, she was one of the most popular entertainers in America during the first half of the 20th century. She was widely known by the nickname "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas."
Feb 10 J. F. C. Fuller a British Army officer, military historian and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorising principles of warfare. He was also the inventor of "artificial moonlight"
Feb 17 Alfred P. Sloan an American business executive in the automotive industry. He was a long-time president, chairman, and CEO of General Motors Corporation. Sloan, first as a senior executive and later as the head of the organization, helped lead GM from the 1920s through the 1950s—decades when concepts such as the annual model change, brand architecture, industrial design, automotive design , and planned obsolescence transformed the industry, and when the industry changed lifestyles and the built environment in America and throughout the world
Feb 18 Robert Rossen an American screenwriter, film director, and producer whose film career spanned almost three decades.
Feb 20 Chester W. Nimitz a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet , for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas , for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II
Feb 26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar an Indian pro-independence activist, politician as well as a poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasised its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political communalism. The stated aim of Savarkar's Hindutva was to create an inclusive collective identity. The five elements of his philosophy were Utilitarianism, Rationalism and Positivism, Humanism and Universalism, Pragmatism and Realism. Later commentators have said that Savarkar's philosophy, despite its claims to furthering unity, was divisive in nature as it tried to shape Indian nationalism as uniquely Hindu, to the exclusion of other religions