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In the year 1966

441 Notable deaths

Walt Disney

American animator and producer (1901–1966).

Born December 5th, 1901 in Chicago. [ref]

Died December 15th, 1966 at 65 years old in Burbank (circulatory collapse). [ref]

Ken Miles

British racing driver.

Born November 1st, 1918 in Sutton Coldfield.

Died August 17th, 1966 at 47 years old in Riverside International Raceway.

Lenny Bruce

American comedian and social critic (1925–1966).

Born October 13th, 1925 in Mineola.

Died August 3rd, 1966 at 40 years old in Hollywood (drug overdose). [ref]

Lal Bahadur Shastri

Second prime minister of india (1904-1966).

Born October 2nd, 1904 in Mughalsarai. [ref]

Died January 11th, 1966 at 61 years old in Tashkent (myocardial infarction).

Margaret Sanger

American birth control activist, educator and nurse.

Born September 14th, 1879 in Corning. [ref]

Died September 6th, 1966 at 86 years old in Tucson (heart failure). [ref]

Montgomery Clift

American actor (1920-1966).

Born October 17th, 1920 in Omaha. [ref]

Died July 23rd, 1966 at 45 years old in New York City (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Buster Keaton

American actor and filmmaker (1895-1966).

Born October 4th, 1895 in Piqua. [ref]

Died February 1st, 1966 at 70 years old in Woodland Hills (lung cancer). [ref]

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

Indian politician (1883-1966).

Born May 28th, 1883 in Bhagur. [ref]

Died February 26th, 1966 at 82 years old in Mumbai (hunger strike). [ref]

Charles Whitman

American mass murderer and spree killer; perpetrator of the university of texas tower shooting.

Born June 24th, 1941 in Lake Worth Beach.

Died August 1st, 1966 at 25 years old in Austin (ballistic trauma).

Homi Jehangir Bhabha

1909-1966, indian nuclear physicist.

Born October 30th, 1909 in Mumbai. [ref]

Died January 24th, 1966 at 56 years old in Bossons Glacier (aviation accident). [ref]

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