Thursday 1 December 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.
In UK Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1966 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Greg McMichael in Knoxville: Tennessee, USA; pitcher (Atlanta Braves).
- Craig David Parry in Sunshine: Victoria, Australia; PGA golfer (1994 Honda-second).
- Mike Flores: NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins).
- Tracy Tucker: American professional thief, convicted of burglary on 1/03/1990 and given a ten-year prison sentence.
- Steve Walsh: American football player, a quarterback originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys on July 7, 1989 after being picked in the first round of the NFL supplemental draft.
- Edouard Baer: French TV presenter, actor and film director, born in Alsatian jewish family.Widely known for his role of "Astérix", he was the master of ceremony of the "Nuit des Césars" in 2001, 2002 and 2015.
- Andrew Adamson: New Zealand director producer and screenwriter
- Katherine LaNasa: American actress dancer and choreographer
- Ali Mosaffa: Iranian actor director and screenwriter
- Larry Walker: Canadian baseball player: outfield, Rockies
- Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland to Boulder, Colorado
- Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- Donovan - Mellow Yellow
- James and Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet
- Peter and Gordon - Lady Godiva
- Roger Williams - Born Free
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
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