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This is a list of various things that took place in 1966.

Significant events

January

  • 7 - Lou Thesz loses the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to Gene Kiniski in the main event of a show in St. Louis. It is Thesz's last reign as NWA World Champion over a 29-year period, and he will be one of the final pre-World War II wrestlers to have held a specific major promotion world title (although not continuously) well into the Vietnam War-era. After losing several rematches, Thesz would continue to wrestle on a part-time basis and held his last significant championship -- the Universal Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Championship in Mexico -- in 1977.

Births

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Deaths

August

Debuts

February


Events

Title changes

January

February

March

May

June

  • 15 - Pepper Martin wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Stan Stasiak in Eugene, Oregon

July

  • 4 - Don Leo Jonathan and Haystacks Calhoun win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from John Tolos and Tony Borne in Vancouver
  • 10 - Whipper Billy Watson and Bulldog Brower win the NWA Toronto International Tag Team title from the Masked Yankees in Toronto
  • 11 - John Tolos and Tony Borne regain the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Don Leo Jonathan and Haystacks Calhoun in Vancouver
  • 31 - Tiger Jeet Singh and Fred Atkins win the NWA Toronto International Tag Team title from Whipper Billy Watson and Bulldog Brower in Toronto

August

September

  • 16 - Tony Borne wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Pepper Martin in Portland, Oregon
  • 17 - Bette Boucher wins the NWA World Women's Championship from the Fabulous Moolah in Seattle, Washington (WWE, which claims this championship's history for its WWE Women's Championship, does not recognize this title change)
  • 22 - Baron Mikel Scicluna and Smasher Slaon win the WWWF United States Tag Team title from Antonio Pugliese and Johnny Valentine in Washington, D.C when Valentine turns heel and awards the belts to Scicluna and Sloan after Pugliese is injured during the second fall of a three-fall match after Pugliese and Valentine win the first fall
  • 26 - Dutch Savage and Don Jardine win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from John Tolos and Tony Borne in Vancouver
  • 30 - Fabulous Moolah regains the NWA World Women's title from Bette Boucher (WWE does not recognize this title change)

October

  • 31 - Don Leo Jonathan and Dominic DeNucci win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Dutch Savage and Don Jardine in Vancouver

November

  • 3 - Shag Thomas wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Tony Borne in Salem
  • 10 - Tony Borne regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Shag Thomas in Salem
  • 12 - Dick the Bruiser wins the AWA World Heavyweight Championship from Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 19 - Mad Dog Vachon regains the AWA World title from Dick the Bruiser in Omaha

December

  • 8 - Spiros Arion and Antonio Pugliese win the WWWF United States Tag Team title from Baron Mikel Scicluna and Smasher Sloan in Washington, D.C.
  • 9 - Pat Patterson wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Tony Borne in Portland
  • 17 - Tony Borne regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Pat Patterson in Portland
  • 29 - Paul Jones wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Tony Borne in Salem

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