2 of 4 portraits of Patrick Caulfield
by Michael Cooper
bromide fibre print, 1966
11 in. x 16 in. (278 mm x 407 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005), Artist. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Michael Cooper (1941-1973), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.
Events of 1966back to top
Current affairsThe English football team wins against West Germany at the World Cup Final in Wembley.
144 people, including 116 children, die in the Aberfan disaster when a colliery waste tip slides down a mountain in Wales.
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are sentence to life imprisonment for the brutal Moors Murders.
Art and scienceTom Stoppard's first play Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead premiers. This absurdist play uses two minor characters from Hamlet to explore the existential themes of free will versus determinism and the futility of language.
Seamus Heany publishes his first volume of poems, Death of a Naturalist.
InternationalThe Cultural Revolution is launched in China in order to bring Chinese culture and society in line with communist ideals. It was also, however, an attempt by Mao Zedong to regain control of the country after the mistakes of the Great Leap Forward.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Arthur Michael Ramsey meets Pope Paul VI, the first official meeting between the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches for 400 years.