1966 ALSO IN THE NEWS…
4 OCTOBER The Kingdom of Lesotho, a nation entirely surrounded by South Africa, is granted its independence from Britain. Its new government is based upon a British model.
16 OCTOBER Bobby Seale and Huey P Newton create the Black Panther Party. They draft a ten-point plan, outlining their demands to immediately end the inequality suffered by African-Americans.
29 OCTOBER In television, Dr Who experiences his first regeneration. Patrick Troughton took over from William Hartnell after the latter said, “This old body of mine is wearing a bit thin”.