1966 in South Africa

The following lists events that happened during 1966 in South Africa.

1966
in
South Africa

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

February
March
July
August
September
October
  • 27 – The United Nations terminates the mandate given by the League of Nations and proclaims that South West Africa will be administrated by the United Nations. This is rejected by South Africa.
December
  • 17 – South Africa refuses to join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
Unknown date
  • Mimi Coertse is awarded the Kammersängerin, a most prestigious title from the Austrian Government.

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • 6 September – Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-born politician and Prime Minister. (b. 1901)

RailwaysEdit

LocomotivesEdit

Three new Cape gauge locomotive classes enter service on the South African Railways:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961-1994 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  2. ^ a b South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended
  3. ^ Paxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. p. 140. ISBN 0869772112.
  4. ^ "New Electric Stock for South Africa". Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering Association. 68: 238. 1967. Retrieved 15 September 2010.