Robert C. Weaver became the first African American appointed to a presidential cabinet. Lyndon Baines Johnson made Weaver Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966.
Gemini 8 was the first spacecraft to dock with another craft, the Agena, in 1966. The Agena gave astronauts David R. Scott and Neil Armstrong practice docking with other vehicles. These experiments prepared astronauts for lunar missions.
Star Trek premiered in 1966. Only 79 episodes were created for the original series. However, it has spawned movies, cartoons, and other series.