May 1966:   Engine 127 Enters Service at Riceville, Iowa Volunteer Fire Department


A Man for All Seasons wins the Academy Award for Best Picture; Elizabeth Taylor Wins Best Actress for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? role.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas premieres.

John Wayne appears in  El Dorado

Batman Premiered on ABC (Pow!).

Grammy Award Winner for Best New Artist:  Tom Jones

Baltimore Orioles beat Los Angeles Dodges in a 4 game sweep to capture 1st World Championship.

1966-NHL has the Original 6 Teams.   In 1967 the NHL adds expansion teams as the Western Conference:  Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Oakland Seals, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues.

1966-Ford Motor Company Sold 550,000 Mustangs.

1966-General Motors Sold 1,074,925 of the 1965 Impala and Impala SS totaled 1,074,925  []

GM dealers delivered 2,084,492 vehicles for all GM brands in 2009.

Key Americans:

Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California over Pat Brown.

Bart Starr----Leads Green Bay Packers with Vince Lombardi as Coach.

Frank Robinson AL Player of the Year.  Roberto Clemente NL Player of the Year.

Key Events Around Engine 127's Entrance to the Fire Service: 

August 23, 1966-  Muhammad Ali applies as a  Conscientious Objector to the Selective Service.

January 15, 1967-  The First AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, later known as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporary reports as the Supergame,[1] was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

The National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay Packers (14–2) scored 3 second-half touchdowns en route to a 35–10 win over the American Football League (AFL) champion Kansas City Chiefs (12–2–1). Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, who completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, with 1 interception, was named Super Bowl MVP.   []

January 27, 1967.  At 6:31 p.m. on this date, during a simulation aboard Apollo-Saturn (AS) 204 on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, after several hours of work, a flash fire broke out in the pure oxygen atmosphere of the capsule and flames engulfed the capsule and the three astronauts aboard—Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee—died of asphyxiation. Although three other astronauts had been killed before this time—all in plane crashes—these were the first deaths directly attributable to the U.S. space program. As a result of this accident the Apollo program went into hiatus until the spacecraft could be redesigned. The program returned to flight status during Apollo 7 in October 1968. []



President: Lyndon B. Johnson 
Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey 

Life expectancy: 70.2 years 

High: 995 
Low: 744 

Federal spending: 
$134.53 billion 
Federal debt: $328.5 billion 
Inflation: 2.7% 
Consumer Price Index: 3.0%
Unemployment: 4.5% 


Cost of a new home: $23,300.00 
Cost of a new car: 
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05 
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.32 
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.60 
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $0.99