1966 in Japan
Events from the year 1966 in Japan.
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History of Japan • Timeline • Years
- Emperor: Hirohito
- Prime Minister: Eisaku Satō (Liberal Democratic)
- Chief Cabinet Secretary: Tomisaburo Hashimoto until August 1, Kiichi Aichi until December 3, Kenji Fukunaga
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Kisaburo Yokota until August 5, Masatoshi Yokota from August 6
- President of the House of Representatives: Kikuchirō Yamaguchi until December 3, Kentarō Ayabe until December 26
- President of the House of Councillors: Yūzō Shigemune
- January 9 - The Kanai Building fire in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture leaves 12 dead, 14 injured.
- February 4 -All Nippon Airways Flight 60 crashes into Tokyo Bay, killing all 133 people on board.
- March 4 - Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 402 crashes while landing at night with poor visibility at Tokyo International Airport, with 64 out of 72 on board killed.
- March 5 - BOAC Flight 911 crashes while encountering severe Clear-air turbulence over Mount Fuji shortly after taking off from Tokyo International Airport, killing all 124 on board.
- March 25 – Hachinohe Rinkai Line was opened.
- April 1 - Japan switches to the Metric system.
- April 26 - Japan's biggest postwar public transportation strike.
- August 22 – Frontier Tea Product Manufacturing, as predecessor of Ito En founded in Shizuoka City.[page needed]
- September 25 – Two typhoons Helen and Ida landed in Japan on same days, according to Japanese government official confirmed report, total 317 persons were human fatalities with 824 persons were hurt.
- November 11 - All Nippon Airways Flight 533 crashes into the Seto Inland Sea, killing all 50 on board.
- January 5 - Yuri Amano, voice actress
- January 17 - George Morikawa, author and illustrator
- January 28 - Seiji Mizushima, anime director
- February 4 - Kyōko Koizumi, actress and singer
- March 7 - Atsushi Sakurai, singer (Buck-Tick)
- April 3 - Mina Tominaga, voice actress
- April 19 - El Samurai, professional wrestler
- April 27 - Yoshihiro Togashi, author and illustrator
- June 26 - Yūko Minaguchi, voice actress
- July 25 - Wataru Takagi, voice actor
- July 28 - Shikao Suga, singer
- August 4 - Kensuke Sasaki, professional wrestler
- September 11 - Kiko, Princess Akishino, wife of Fumihito, Prince Akishino
- September 12 - Princess Akishino
- October 31 - Koji Kanemoto, professional wrestler
- November 2 - Yoshinari Ogawa, professional wrestler
- November 6 - Kae Araki, voice actress
- November 28 - Narumi Yasuda, actress
- December 12 - Último Dragón, professional wrestler