The landmark Live Oak tree in the center of Texas AVE.

Although many changes have occurred, one Baytown landmark has remained constant. A giant live oak tree estimated by some tree experts to be more than 1,000 years old stands in the center of West Texas Avenue. Its spreading branches symbolize the long rich history of this area which has played such a significant role in the early settlement and subsequent development of the Texas Gulf Coast.






Read more cool facts about our town.
The Year 1966:

  • Medicare begins.
  • Blacks riot for six days in the Watts section of Los Angeles.
  • Miranda v. Arizona is decided by the Supreme Court, protecting rights of the accused.
  • NFL & AFL merge
  • Insulin is first synthesized in China.
  • The Food and Drug Administration declares "the Pill" safe for human use.
  • The first Star Trek episode is broadcast.
  • CBS deems the movie Psycho too violent to broadcast on television.
  • Walt Disney and Montgomery Clift die.
  • Sniper In Texas Shoots 45 from UT Tower 
  • Apollo Test Launch Kills Chaffe, Grissom, White 
  • Mini Skirts and Bell Bottoms are the in dress code 
  • Fads-Ouiji boards, astrology, Batman stuff 
  • President: Lyndon B. Johnson
    Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
    Governor of Texas-John Connelly


World Series
Baltimore d. LA Dodgers (4-0)
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NBA Championship

Boston d. LA Lakers (4-3)

Stanley Cup

Montreal d. Detroit (4-2)

Women: Billie Jean King d. M. Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)
Men: Manuel Santana d. D. Ralston (6-4 11-9 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Kauai King

NCAA Basketball Championship

Texas Western d. Kentucky (72-65)

NCAA Football Champions

Notre Dame (AP, UPI, FW, NFF-tie) (9-0-1) & Michigan St. (NFF-tie) (9-0-1)

World Cup

England d. W. Germany (4-2)
NFL Green Bay
Heavyweight Champ
Cassius Clay

Emmy Awards 1966
Outstanding Dramatic Series The Fugitive (ABC)
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Bill Cosby, I Spy
Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Barbara Stanwyck, The Big Valley
Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama James Daly, Hallmark Hall of Fame: Eagle in a Cage
Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Lee Grant, Peyton Place
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BillBoard Top Ten

1. I'm A Believer - Monkees 
2. Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful 
3. Wild Thing - Troggs 
4. Hanky Panky - Tommy James And The Shondells 
5. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge 
6. Soul And Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers 
7. Monday, Monday - Mamas And Papas 
8. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys 
9. Devil With A Blue Dress On - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels 
10. Good Lovin' - Young Rascals 


Best Picture-A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Columbia)
Best Actor-Paul Scofield, A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress-Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Actor in a Supporting Role-Walter Matthau, The Fortune Cookie
Actress in a Supporting Role-Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?



Fiction Best Sellers

Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann 
The Adventurers - Harold Robbins 
The Secret of Santa Vittoria - Robert Crichton
Capable of Honor - Allen Drury 
The Double Image - Helen McInnes




5 lb flour-       $.59

Bacon-1 lb-$.95
dozen Eggs-  $.60 Shotgun-  $141.50
gal milk-  $.99 Baseball-   $1.77
ladies bicycle-  $42.95 pair of men's slacks-  $11.90
a first-class stamp-   $0.05 gallon of regular gas-  $0.32



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