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1966 in

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Timeline for 1966
20th century | 1960s

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In 1966, two major alien invasions occurred: the C-Day Fiasco and the London Event. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

In this year, a time machine crashed on Earth. It was found by Robert, who spent the next thirty years time travelling. The First Doctor returned him to this year at Christmas to take his dying brother Christopher's place. (PROSE: The Little Drummer Boy)

Dated events

On 1 January, the TARDIS departed from Trafalgar Square, where it had arrived during the New Year's Eve celebrations. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

Also on 1 January, Jill and Bob Mason were married in Crook Marsham. Bob died of a brain aneurysm only four months later. (AUDIO: Nightshade)

In March, the World Cup trophy was stolen by a goldsmith. He stole the trophy to get gold to repair an alien ship that crashed. The First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Dodo Chaplet found the trophy and helped the aliens leave Earth. The Doctor left the trophy in a bag in a street and it was discovered a few minutes later. (AUDIO: This Sporting Life)

During the summer, on Thursdays, the first eleven numbered incarnations of the Doctor visited artist Andy Warhol individually. Warhol painted them on one painting. (PROSE: The War of Art)

On 5 July, Ben Jackson began a five-month shore posting. (TV: The War Machines)

The First Doctor and a War Machine. (TV: The War Machines)

From 12 July to 20 July, WOTAN, from its base in the Post Office Tower in London, directed mind-controlled human and robot War Machines. (TV: The War Machines)

On 20 July, the First Doctor and Dodo arrived in London and battled the War Machines. The Doctor left with new companions Polly Wright and Ben Jackson. (TV: The War Machines) After defeating WOTAN, the Doctor checked to see if the Hand of Omega had been buried in Shoreditch Cemetery as per his instructions in November 1963, only to discover that it had been removed. He determined that his future self would arrive at an earlier point in order to deal with it. (PROSE: The Rag & Bone Man's Story)

Also on 20 July, the Second Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie McCrimmon became involved with the schemes of the Chameleons at Gatwick Airport. Ben and Polly decided to stay behind in their own time. (TV: The Faceless Ones) Meanwhile, the Daleks stole the TARDIS. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks)

Sometime after Ben and Polly returned to Earth, the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler visited London, where the Kustollon Igrix planned to change history by firing at the Moon, preventing humanity from having a space programme and ultimately meeting and fighting the Kustollons. The Doctor and Rose turned Igrix' artificial Lend-a-Hand girls into humans using a virus containing genetic information from Rose, and also gave Igrix' organic spaceship humanity by spraying the virus at it, stopping his plans, and making the spaceship wish to explore the universe. (COMIC: The Love Invasion)

The Ninth Doctor read a Daily Mirror article about "Wilson's wage freeze". He believed this was a "bad idea". (COMIC: The Love Invasion)

On 30 July, the 1966 World Cup Final was held in England, with the hosts winning (AUDIO: Changing of the Guard; PROSE: The Rag & Bone Man's Story, Extra Time) 4-2 against West Germany. Igrix changed history so that England won 5-2, but after stopping Igrix' plans, the Ninth Doctor mentioned that he "oughta fix" the extra goal. (COMIC: The Love Invasion) The final was played in Wembley Stadium. (COMIC: They Think It's All Over; PROSE: Extra Time) The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, and Rory Williams attended the game on two occasions. (COMIC: They Think It's All Over; PROSE: Extra Time)

In August, (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy) the Great Intelligence attacked London through the London Underground. London was evacuated and web from the underground began rising into the streets. The Intelligence was defeated by the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, Victoria Waterfield, and Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. (TV: The Web of Fear) The "London Event" was covered up by the government as an industrial nerve gas leak. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

On 24 December, the Eighth Doctor visited Whitehall. (PROSE: For the Man Who Has Everything)

Undated events

Manhattan. (TV: The Chase)

The Doctor's TARDIS and the Dalek time machine materialised on an observation deck of the Empire State Building. (TV: The Chase)

Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom ended up in East Berlin following a collision between the First Doctor's TARDIS and the experimental time travel vessel Hank Morgan IV. (AUDIO: The Anachronauts)

The First Doctor and Steven Taylor visited London, where they met Oliver Harper. (AUDIO: The Perpetual Bond)

Peri Brown, a companion of the Doctor during his fifth and sixth incarnations, was born. (TV: Planet of Fire, AUDIO: The Reaping)

Tony Barker, Amy Barker and Butch stowed away on the Doctor's TARDIS. (PROSE: The Monsters from Earth)

Katherine Chambers was born. (AUDIO: The Reaping)

The Fifth Doctor dropped off his companions Peri Brown and Erimem in Monte Carlo and instructed them to prevent the Veiled Leopard from being stolen while the Seventh Doctor's companions Ace and Hex were simultaneously trying to steal it. However, the two sets of companions did not interact and remained ignorant of what they had in common. (AUDIO: The Veiled Leopard)

While in a bubble prison, Iris Wildthyme imagined attending a party hosted by Warhol in London. Other guests included Mick Jagger, Twiggy (with whom Iris had a feud), Jimmy Page and Julie Christie. (AUDIO: Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme?)

Lake Ontario froze over. (PROSE: Christmas in Toronto)

Sean Connery starred as James Bond in Voodoo Something To Me. (PROSE: Mad Dogs and Englishmen)

The Psychadelic Shop opened in San Francisco. (PROSE: Wonderland)

Neville Lewis was Wallasey's Junior Boxing Champion. (TV: War of the Sontarans)

Other realities

In a parallel universe, Kit Pedler worked with Gerry Davis to create the Cybermen for the TV show Doctor Who. (COMIC: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)

In an alternate timeline, Queen Elizabeth II abdicated and became a private citizen. Great Britain joined the International Communist Republic of Mokoshia. (AUDIO: Red Planets)