January 1 – In a , Colonel coup Jean-Bédel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic, ousting President David Dacko.
January 2 – A wildcat strike by public transportation workers in New York City, led by Mike Quill, begins, designed to coincide with the beginning of Republican John V. Lindsay's mayoralty. (The strike ends on January 13.)
January 3 – The first Acid Test is conducted at the Fillmore, San Francisco.
A military coup occurs in
Upper Volta (later Burkina Faso). The prime ministers of India and Pakistan meet in Moscow.
A gas leak fire at the Feyzin oil refinery near Lyon, France, kills 18 and injures 82.
January 12 – United States President Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
January 13 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African-American Cabinet member, by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
January 15 – A bloody military is staged in coup Nigeria, deposing the civilian government and resulting in the death of Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
January 19 – Indira Gandhi is elected Prime Minister of India; she is sworn in January 24.
January 21 – Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro (died 1978) resigns due to a power struggle in his party.
January 24 – Air India Flight 101 crashes into Mont Blanc, killing all 117 persons on board, including Dr. Homi J. Bhabha, chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission.
January 26 – Beaumont children disappearance: Three children disappear on their way to Glenelg, South Australia, never to be seen again.
The British government promises the U.S. that British troops in
Malaysia will stay until more peaceful conditions occur in the region. Britain's Labour Party unexpectedly retains the parliamentary seat of Hull North in a by-election, with a swing of 4.5% to their candidate from the opposition Conservatives, and a majority up from 1,181 at the 1964 General Election to 5,351.
January 29 – The first of 608 performances of opens at the Palace Theatre in New York City. Sweet Charity
February 1 – West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.
February 3 – The unmanned Soviet spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Luna 9 Moon.
February 7 – Lyndon Johnson of the United States and Nguyễn Cao Kỳ of South Vietnam convene with other officials in a summit in Honolulu, Hawaii to discuss the course of the Vietnam War. 
February 10 – Soviet writers Yuli Daniel and Andrei Sinyavsky are sentenced to five and seven years, respectively, for "anti-Soviet" writings.
February 14 – The Australian dollar is introduced at a rate of 2 dollars per pound, or 10 shillings per dollar.
February 19 – The naval minister of the United Kingdom, Christopher Mayhew, resigns.
February 20 – While Soviet author and translator Valery Tarsis is abroad, the Soviet Union negates his citizenship.
February 23 – An intra-party military coup d'état in Syria replaces the previous government of Amin al-Hafiz by one led by Salah Jadid.
February 24 – A coup d'état led by the police and military of Ghana raises the National Liberation Council to power while president Kwame Nkrumah is abroad.
February 26 – A curfew is declared in Jakarta, Indonesia. February 28
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson calls a General Election in the United Kingdom, to be held on March 31. U.S. astronauts
March – The
DKW automobile ceases production in Germany. 
March 2 – Kwame Nkrumah arrives in Guinea and is granted asylum.
March 7 – Charles de Gaulle asks U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson for negotiations about the state of NATO equipment in France.
March 9 – Ronnie, one of the Kray twins, shoots George Cornell (an associate of rivals The Richardson Gang) dead at The Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel, east London, a crime for which he is finally convicted in 1969.
March 12 – Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks sets the National Hockey League single season scoring record against the New York Rangers with his 51st goal.
March 15 – Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
March 16 – NASA spacecraft ( Gemini 8 David Scott, Neil Armstrong) conducts the first docking in space, with an Agena target vehicle.
Paul Van Doren established the Vans shoe company in California.
March 19 – The Texas Western Miners defeat the Kentucky Wildcats with five African-American starters, ushering in desegregation in athletic recruiting.
March 20 – Football's Jules Rimet Trophy is stolen while on exhibition in London; it is found seven days later by a mongrel dog named " Pickles" and his owner David Corbett, wrapped in newspaper in a south London garden.
March 22 – In Washington, D.C., General Motors President James M. Roche appears before a Senate subcommittee, and apologizes to consumer advocate Ralph Nader for the company's intimidation and harassment campaign against him.
March 23 – Pope Paul VI and Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.
March 26 – Demonstrations are held across the United States against the Vietnam War.
March 27 – In South Vietnam, 20,000 Buddhists march in demonstrations against the policies of the military government.
March 29 – The 23rd Communist Party Conference is held in the Soviet Union; Leonid Brezhnev demands that U.S. troops leave Vietnam, and announces that Chinese-Soviet relations are not satisfactory. March 31
Labour Party led by Harold Wilson wins the United Kingdom General Election, gaining a 96-seat majority (compared with a single seat majority when the election was called on February 28).  The
April 1 – aired its series finale on the The Flintstones ABC network.
April 2 – The Indonesian army demands that the country rejoin the United Nations.
April 3 – is the first manmade object to enter lunar orbit. Luna 10
April 7 – The United Kingdom asks the United Nations Security Council for authority to use force to stop oil tankers that violate the embargo against Rhodesia (authority is given April 10).
April 9 – The captain of English football league club Norwich City F.C., Barry Butler, is killed in a car accident.
Kenyan Vice President
Oginga Odinga resigns, saying "invisible government" representing foreign interests now runs the country. Will head a new party, the Kenya People's Union. The South Vietnamese government promises free elections in 3–5 months.
April 15 – An anti- Nasser conspiracy is exposed in Egypt.
April 19 – Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.
April 24 – Uniform daylight saving time is first observed in most parts of North America.
April 27 – Pope Paul VI and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko meet in the Vatican (the first meeting between leaders of the Roman Catholic Church and the Soviet Union).
April 28 – In Rhodesia, security forces kill seven ZANLA men in combat; , the Chimurenga ZANU rebellion, begins.
April 29 – U.S. troops in Vietnam total 250,000. April 30
hovercraft service begins over the English Channel (discontinued in 2000 due to the Channel Tunnel). The
May 1 – Floods occur on the Finnish coast.
May 3 – Swinging Radio England and Britain Radio commence broadcasting on AM, with a combined potential 100,000 watts, from the same ship anchored off the south coast of England in international waters.
May 4 – Fiat signs a contract with the Soviet government to build a car factory in the Soviet Union. A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on May 4, 1966, and was the 64th lunar eclipse of Lunar Saros 111.
May 5 – The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.
Moors murders trial ends with Ian Brady being found guilty on all three counts of murder and 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, and receives two concurrent terms of life imprisonment and a seven-year fixed term for being an accessory. The hit song " Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones is released.
May 7 – Irish bank workers go on strike.
May 14 – Turkey and Greece intend to start negotiations about the situation in Cyprus.
May 19 – Gertrude Baniszewski is found guilty of murdering and torturing Sylvia Likens and is sentenced to life in prison (she is released on parole in December 1985).
May 20 – A narrow annular solar eclipse occurred on Friday, May 20, 1966, and was the 33rd solar eclipse of Solar Saros 137. The greatest eclipse occurred in Turkey or Greece.
May 25 – Explorer program: is launched.
May 26 – Guyana achieves independence.
May 29 – Azteca Stadium, as known well for sports venues in Mexico, officially opened in Mexico City, before 1968 Summer Olympics.
June 3 – Joaquín Balaguer is elected president of the Dominican Republic.
June 5 – : Gemini 9 Gene Cernan completes the second U.S. spacewalk (2 hours, 7 minutes).
June 6 – Civil rights activist James Meredith is shot by a sniper while traversing Mississippi in the March Against Fear.
June 12 – Chicago's Division Street riots begin, in response to police shooting of a young Puerto Rican man.
June 13 – : The Miranda v. Arizona Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
June 14 – The Vatican abolishes the . Index Librorum Prohibitorum
June 17 – An Air France personnel strike begins.
June 18 – CIA chief William Raborn resigns; Richard Helms becomes his successor.
June 21 – Opposition leader Arthur Calwell is shot after attending a political meeting in Mosman, Sydney, Australia.
June 28 – In Argentina, a junta calling itself deposes president Revolución Argentina Arturo Umberto Illia in a coup, and appoints General Juan Carlos Onganía to lead.
France formally leaves
July – British
gangster Charlie Richardson is arrested by police and sentenced to 25 years in prison in the following year for his part in the Torture Gang assaults.
July 1 – Joaquín Balaguer becomes president of the Dominican Republic.
July 6 – Malawi becomes a republic.
July 7 – A Warsaw Pact conference ends with a promise to support North Vietnam.
July 13 – The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is founded in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Israeli and Syrian jet fighters clash over the Jordan River.
Richard Speck murders 8 student nurses in their Chicago dormitory. He is arrested on July 17. Gwynfor Evans, President of Plaid Cymru, becomes Member of the United Kingdom Parliament for Carmarthen, taking the previously Labour-held Welsh seat at a by-election with a majority of 2,435 on an 18% swing, and giving Plaid Cymru its first representation at Westminster in its forty-one year history.
July 16 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flies to Moscow to try to start peace negotiations about the Vietnam War (the Soviet government rejects his ideas).
July 22 – Following the death of engineer Hsu Tsu-tsai in The Hague, the Chinese government declares Dutch delegate G. J. Jongejans persona non grata, but tells him not to leave the country before his fellow Chinese engineers have left the Netherlands.
July 23 – Katangese troops in Stanleyville, Congo, revolt for several weeks in support of the exiled minister Moise Tshombe.
July 24 – U.N. Secretary General U Thant visits Moscow.
July 24 – A USAF F-4C Phantom #63-7599 was shot down by a North Vietnamese SAM-2 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Hanoi, in the first loss of a US aircraft to a Vietnamese SAM in the Vietnam War. 
July 26 – Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords, stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.
July 28 – The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba.
August 2 – The Spanish government forbids overflights of British military aircraft.
August 7 – Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
An East German court sentences Günter Laudahn to life imprisonment for spying for the United States.
Lunar Orbiter 1, the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit the moon, is launched.
Indonesia and Malaysia issue joint peace declaration, formally ending the
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation which began in 1963. The Beatles hold a press conference in Chicago, during which John Lennon apologizes for his "more popular than Jesus" remark, saying, "I didn't mean it as a lousy anti-religious thing."
August 12 – Massacre of Braybrook Street: Harry Roberts, John Duddy and Jack Witney shoot dead 3 plainclothes policemen in London; they are later sentenced to life imprisonment.
August 16 – Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee starts investigating Americans who have aided the Viet Cong, with the intent to make these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 are arrested.
August 17 – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Republic begin negotiations in Kuwait to end the war in Yemen.
August 18 – Vietnam War – Battle of Long Tan: D Company, 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, meets and defeats a Viet Cong force estimated to be four times larger, in Phuoc Tuy Province, Republic of Vietnam.
August 19 – The 6.8 Varto earthquake affected eastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX ( Violent), killing 2,394–3,000 and injuring 1,420–1,500.
August 21 – Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti- Nasser agitation.
August 24 – The Doors record their self-titled debut LP.
August 26 – The first battle of the South African Air Force and the South African Police with PLAN, the armed wing of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), takes place at Ongulumbashe during Operation Blue Wildebeest, triggering the South African Border War which continues until 1989.
August 29 – The Beatles end their US tour with a concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. It is their last performance as a live touring band.
September 6 – South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd is stabbed to death in Parliament by Dimitri Tsafendas.
September 7 – The ocean liner SS catches fire and burns in New York Harbor. Hanseatic
September 8 – , one of the most influential science fiction television series, debuts on Star Trek NBC in the United States with its first episode, titled " The Man Trap".
September 9 – NATO decides to move SHAPE headquarters to Belgium.
September 13 – Clashes between the Chinese Communist Party and the Red Guards are reported by TASS in the Soviet Union.
September 18 – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum opens to the public.
September 29 – Hurricane Inez strikes Hispaniola, leaving thousands dead and tens of thousands homeless in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. September 30
Bechuanaland Protectorate in Africa achieves independence from the United Kingdom as Botswana, with Seretse Khama as its first President.
October 1 – West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with 18 fatal injuries and no survivors 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9. 
October 3 – Tunisia severs diplomatic relations with the United Arab Republic.
UNESCO signs the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. This event is now celebrated as World Teachers' Day. An experimental Reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station suffers a partial meltdown when its cooling system fails.
LSD is made illegal in the United States and controlled so strictly that not only are possession and recreational use criminalized, but all legal scientific research programs on the drug in the US are shut down as well.
The Love Pageant Rally takes place in the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park, a narrower section that projects into San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district.
October 7 – The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.
October 9 – Vietnam War: Binh Tai Massacre.
October 11 – France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty for cooperation in nuclear research.
October 16 – Grace Slick performs live for the first time with Jefferson Airplane.
October 17 – Lesotho and Botswana are admitted to the United Nations.
George Blake escapes from Wormwood Scrubs prison; he is next seen in Moscow. Spain demands that the United Kingdom stop military flights to Gibraltar; Britain refuses the next day.
October 24 – Negotiations about the Vietnam War begin in Manila, Philippines.
A military court in
Jakarta sentences ex-foreign minister Subandrio to death. Spain closes its Gibraltar border to non-pedestrian traffic.
Guinean delegation to the OAU meeting in Ethiopia, become hostages of the Ghanaian government in Accra. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurred on October 29, 1966, and was the 55th lunar eclipse of Lunar Saros 116. Television viewers get their first sight of a regeneration in
November 1 – The National Football League awards the league's sixteenth franchise to the city of New Orleans. The team would be named the New Orleans Saints.
November 2 – The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
November 4 – In Italy, a flood of the Arno River hits Florence, flooding it to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. In addition, a severe tidal flood hits Venice.
November 5 – Thirty-eight African states demand that the United Kingdom use force against the Rhodesian government.
November 6 – Lunar Orbiter 2 is launched.
November 10 – Seán Lemass retires as Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland to be replaced in the role by fellow Fianna Fáil member Jack Lynch.
November 12 – A total solar eclipse occurred on Saturday, November 12, 1966, and was the 20th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 142.
November 14 – Jack L. Warner sells Warner Bros. to Seven Arts Productions, which eventually becomes Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
November 16 – American doctor Sam Sheppard is acquitted in his second trial for the murder of his pregnant wife in 1954.
November 21 – In Togo, the army crushes an attempted coup.
November 27 – The Washington Redskins defeat the New York Giants 72–41 in the highest scoring game in NFL history.
November 28 – Truman Capote's Black and White Ball ('The Party of the Century') is held in New York City.
November 29 – The SS sinks in a storm on Daniel J. Morrell Lake Huron, killing 28 of 29 crewmen.
December 2 – U Thant agrees to serve a second term as U.N. Secretary General.
December 3 – Anti-Portuguese demonstrations occur in Macau; a curfew is declared the next day.
December 5 – U.S. Supreme Court rules in that the Georgia House of Representatives must seat Julian Bond, having violated his Bond v. Floyd First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
December 6 – Bình Hòa massacre: Vietnam War.
December 8 – The Typaldos Line's ferry SS sinks in rough seas, in the Heraklion Aegean Sea near Crete, leaving 217 dead.
December 15 – Walt Disney dies while producing , the last animated feature under his personal supervision. The Jungle Book
December 17 – South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
December 18 – , narrated by Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Boris Karloff, premiered on the CBS network, beginning an annual Christmas tradition in the United States.
December 19 – The Asian Development Bank begins operations.
December 20 – Harold Wilson withdraws all his previous offers to the Rhodesian government, and announces that he will agree to independence only after the founding of a Black majority government.
December 22 – Prime Minister Ian Smith declares that Rhodesia is already a republic.
December 24 – New York television station WPIX broadcasts its Christmas tradition, "The Yule Log" for the first time.
December 25 – airs its final episode on Thunderbirds ITV with a Christmas special.
December 26 – The first Kwanzaa is celebrated by Maulana Karenga, founder of Organization US (a black nationalist group) and later chair of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, from 1989 to 2002. December 31
East German Premier
Walter Ulbricht discusses negotiations about German reunification. Thieves steal millions' worth of paintings from the
Dulwich Art Gallery in London. The Congolese government takes over the
Konstantin Chernenko, later leader of the Soviet Union, becomes a candidate member of the Central Committee.
Paramount Pictures Corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf+Western Industries, Inc. The
Surrealist Movement in the United States is founded by Franklin and Penelope Rosemont.
Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn are awarded the Fermi Prize. The
Congress of the United States creates the National Council for Marine Resources and Engineering Development.
Martin Richards designs the programming language BCPL. The World Buddhist
Sangha Council is convened by Theravadins in Sri Lanka, with the hope of bridging differences and working together.
The , a Jerusalem Bible Roman Catholic translation, is published in English.
Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann publish . The Social Construction of Reality
Long-term potentiation (LTP), the putative cellular mechanism of learning and memory, is first observed by Terje Lømo in Oslo, Norway. In or about this year, one person returning to
Haiti from the Congo is thought to have first brought HIV to the Americas.  Chevrolet Camaro is introduced.
January 2 – James Cantor, Canadian clinical psychologist and sexologist
January 6 – Sharon Cuneta, Filipino actress, host and singer
January 14 – Dan Schneider, American actor and producer
January 15 – Rommel Fernández, Panamanian footballer (d. 1993)
January 20 – Rainn Wilson, American actor
January 22 – Jegath Gaspar Raj, Tamil Maiyam Founder
January 24 – Jimeoin, Northern Irish-Australian comedian and actor
January 25 – Ju Ping, Chinese host and voice actress
January 29 – Romário, Brazilian footballer
January 30 – Hans Tutschku, German composer January 31
Dexter Fletcher, English actor and director
February 1 – Michelle Akers, American footballer
February 3 – Jimmy Thunder, Samoan boxer
February 5 – José María Olazábal, Spanish golfer
February 6 – Rick Astley, British pop musician
February 7 – Kristin Otto, German swimmer
February 10 – Daryl Johnston, American football player
February 11 – Cristina Elena Grigoraș, Romanian artistic gymnast
February 13 – Neal McDonough, American actor
February 16 – Martin Perscheid, German cartoonist
February 18 – Richard A. Collins, British scientist and author
February 20 – Cindy Crawford, American model and actress
February 24 – Billy Zane, American actor
February 27 – Alison Gertz, American AIDS activist (d. 1992) February 28
Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
March 6 – Maurice Ashley, American chess grandmaster
March 12 – Luis Milla, Spanish footballer
March 13 – Chico Science, Brazilian musician (d. 1997)
March 16 – Rodney Peete, African-American football quarterback
March 17 – Espen Hammer, Norwegian philosopher
March 19 – Nigel Clough, English footballer
March 21 – Roy Niederhoffer, American hedge fund manager and philanthropist
March 22 – Antonio Pinto, Portuguese long-distance runner
March 26 – Michael Imperioli, American actor
April 1 – Chris Evans, British radio disc-jockey
April 7 – Zvika Hadar, Israeli entertainer
April 9 – John Hammond, British weather forecaster
April 11 – Lisa Stansfield, British soul singer
April 13 – Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian footballer
April 18 – Trine Hattestad, Norwegian athlete
El Samurai, Japanese professional wrestler Oliver Welke, German television presenter, actor, comedian and sports journalist
April 20 – David Chalmers, Australian philosopher
April 26 – Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet
Michael Alig, American former club promoter, musician, writer, and convicted killer
Phil Tufnell, British cricketer
May 1 – Charlie Schlatter, American actor and voice actor
May 3 – Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
May 5 – Lyubov Yegorova, Russian cross-country skier
May 9 – José Aarón Alvarado Nieves, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 1999)
May 11 – Bill Ackman, American activist investor and hedge fund manager
Nereus Acosta, Filipino politician, academician, and political scientist
Janko Vučinić, Montenegrin boxer and politician (d. 2019)
Cheryl Dunye, Liberian-born film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actress
Alison Goldfrapp, English musician, Goldfrapp. Darius Rucker, African-American country singer
May 15 – Greg Wise, English actor and producer
May 19 – Polly Walker, English actress
May 20 – Joey Gamache, American boxer
Frank Goosen, German cabaret artist and novel author
June 2 – Candace Gingrich, American LGBT rights activist
June 3 – Wasim Akram, Pakistani cricketer
June 4 – Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano
June 5 – Dwayne Hill, Canadian voice actor
June 7 – Tom McCarthy, American film director and actor
June 10 – Laura Silverman, American actress and voice actress
June 13 – Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
June 18 – Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater
June 19 – Samuel West, British actor
June 21 – Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
June 24 – Adrienne Shelly, American actress, film director and screenwriter (d. 2006)
June 25 – Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese basketball player
June 26 – Dany Boon, French comedian and filmmaker
June 29 – Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Indonesian politician and former governor of Jakarta June 30
Cheryl Bernard, Canadian Olympic curler
Marton Csokas, New Zealand actor
July 2 – Rigan Machado, 8th degree red and black belt from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
July 12 – Tamsin Greig, English actress
July 13 – Gerald Levert, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
July 14 – Matthew Fox, American actor
July 19 – Nancy Carell, American actress
July 22 – Tim Brown, American football player
July 26 – Angelo Di Livio, Italian footballer
Ben Daglish, English composer and musician (d. 2018)
August 2 – Tim Wakefield, American baseball player
August 3 – Brent Butt, Canadian comedian and TV producer
August 4 – Kensuke Sasaki, Japanese professional wrestler
August 11 – Juan María Solare, Argentine composer
August 15 – Scott Brosius, American baseball player
August 19 – Lee Ann Womack, American musician
August 23 – Rik Smits, Dutch basketball player
September 2 – Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress
September 4 – Yanka Dyagileva, Russian singer (d. 1991)
September 8 – Carola Häggkvist, Swedish pop singer, Eurovision Song Contest 1991 winner
September 11 – Holly Glynn, former unidentified decedent (d. 1987)
September 13 – Louis Mandylor, Greek-Australian actor
September 16 – Sean Frye, American child actor
September 18 – Richard Grenell, American diplomat, civil servant, and media consultant
September 19 – Soledad O'Brien, American television journalist and news anchor
September 24 – Michael O. Varhola, American author and publisher
September 25 – Jason Flemyng, English actor
September 28 – Maria Canals-Barrera, American actress
October 2 – Rodney Anoa'i, Samoan-American professional wrestler (d. 2000)
October 3 – Rabbi Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, Israeli settler leader (d. 2000)
October 7 – Sherman Alexie, Native American author
October 9 – David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
October 12 – Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
October 13 – José Ángel Llamas, Mexican actor
October 14 – Savanna Samson, American porn star
October 16 – Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress and director
October 17 – Mark Gatiss, English actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, producer and novelist
October 19 – Jon Favreau, American actor and director
October 20 – Stefan Raab, German entertainer, television host, comedian, and musician
October 22 – Valeria Golino, Italian-Greek film and television actress
October 24 – Roman Abramovich, UK-based Russian billionaire businessman
October 25 – Wendel Clark, Canadian hockey player
October 26 – Steve Valentine, Scottish actor
October 27 – Matt Drudge, American conservative journalist
October 30 – Zoran Milanović, Croatian politician; Prime Minister (December 2011–January 2016) October 31
Adam Horovitz, American rapper
Koji Kanemoto, Japanese professional wrestler
November 1 – Jeremy Hunt, British politician
November 3 – Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
November 8 – Gordon Ramsay, Scottish chef, restaurateur, and television personality
November 9 – Lori Lively, American actress
November 10 – Vanessa Angel, English model and actress
November 13 – Susanna Haapoja, Finnish politician (d. 2009)
November 14 – Curt Schilling, American baseball player
November 15 – Rachel True, American actress
November 21 – Troy Aikman, American sports commentator and former pro football player
November 22 – Michael K. Williams, American actor
November 24 – Juan Pablo Gamboa, Colombian actor
November 26 – Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress, singer and former fashion model
November 27 – Andy Merrill, American voice actor
November 29 – John Bradshaw Layfield, American professional wrestler November 30
Wil Mara, American author
David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
John Bishop, English comedian, presenter and actor
December 3 – Adam Berry, American composer
December 5 – Patricia Kaas, French singer and actress
Montserrat Gil Torné, Andorran politician
Kirsten Gillibrand, American politician; United States Senator (D-NY)
Dave Harold, English professional snooker player
Dana Murzyn, Canadian hockey player
Julio Alberto Rodas Hurtarte, former soccer player
Mateo Romero, Native American painter
Gideon Sa'ar, Israeli politician
Kadyrbek Sarbayev, foreign minister of Kyrgyzstan
Martin Taylor, footballer coach Natee Thongsookkaew, Thailand footballer
December 13 – Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker
December 15 – Katja von Garnier, German film director
December 16 – Dennis Wise, English footballer
December 17 – Miloš Tichý, Czech astronomer
December 20 – Ed de Goeij, Dutch footballer
December 21 – Kiefer Sutherland, Canadian actor and film director
December 23 – Cláudia Raia, Brazilian actress, dancer and singer
December 24 – Diedrich Bader, American actor and voice artist
December 25 – Stephen Twigg, British politician
December 28 – Kaliopi, Macedonian singer-songwriter
Didi Kempot, Indonesian singer-songwriter (d. 2020)
Julian Hooper, New Zealand artist
Charbel Iskandar, Lebanese actor
January 1 – Vincent Auriol, French politician, 16th President of France (b. 1884)
January 4 – Georges Theunis, 24th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1873)
January 10 – Ignacy Oziewicz, Polish general (b. 1887)
January 17 – Vincent J. Donehue, American stage director (b. 1917)
January 18 – Kathleen Norris, American writer (b. 1880)
January 22 – Herbert Marshall, English actor (b. 1890)
January 25 – Saul Adler, Russian-born British-Israeli expert on parasitology (b. 1895) January 31
Elizabeth Patterson, American actress (b. 1875)
February 3 – June Walker, American actress (b. 1900)
February 5 – Louisa Martindale, British physician, writer, magistrate and prison commissioner (b. 1872)
February 6 – Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
February 9 – Sophie Tucker, American singer (b. 1884)
February 17 – Hans Hofmann, German-American painter (b. 1880)
February 18 – Robert Rossen, American film director (b. 1908)
February 20 – Chester W. Nimitz, American Navy admiral (b. 1885)
February 25 – Victor Kravchenko, Soviet writer (b. 1905)
February 26 – Gino Severini, Italian painter (b. 1883) February 28
Charles Bassett, American astronaut (b. 1931)
Jonathan Hale, American actor (b. 1891)
March 5 – Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (b. 1889)
March 6 – Michitaro Totsuka, Japanese admiral (b. 1890)
March 7 – Donald B. Beary, American admiral (b. 1888)
March 12 – Néstor Guillén, Bolivian politician, 47th President of Bolivia (b. 1890)
March 27 – Helen Menken, American actress (b. 1901)
March 29 – Stylianos Gonatas, former Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
April 1 – Brian O'Nolan, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
April 2 – C. S. Forester, English author (b. 1899)
April 3 – Battista Farina, Italian car designer (b. 1893)
April 6 – Julia Faye, American actress (b. 1893)
April 10 – Evelyn Waugh, English author (b. 1903)
April 11 - William H. Pitsenbarger, United States Air Force Medal of Honour recipient (b. 1944)
April 17 – Mario Serandrei, Italian editor and screenwriter (b. 1907)
April 19 – Javier Solís, Mexican singer (b. 1931)
April 20 – Prince Frederick of Prussia (b. 1911)
April 21 – Sepp Dietrich, Nazi German military leader and SS commander (b. 1892)
April 23 – George Ohsawa, Japanese dietist, founder of Macrobiotics (b. 1893)
April 24 – Tino Pattiera, Yugoslav-born Italian tenor (b. 1890)
May 4 – Amédée Ozenfant, French painter (b. 1886)
May 8 – Erich Pommer, German film producer (b. 1889)
May 11 – Alfred Wintle, British army officer and eccentric (b. 1897)
May 14 – Ludwig Meidner, German painter (b. 1884)
May 20 – Carlos Arruza, Mexican bullfighter (b. 1920)
May 22 – Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)
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