Saturday 1 January 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel.
In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits.
The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1966 ?
- Anna Burke: Australian businesswoman and politician 28th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.
- Ivica Dačić: Serbian journalist and politician 95th Prime Minister of Serbia.
- Mika Nieminen: Tampere, Finland -- Hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympics - Bronze - 1998).
- Rawley Valberde in Oceanside: California, USA; actor (Amado - Santa Barbara).
- Tina Landon: Mexican-American choreographer.
- Vincent Auriol: French writer, lawyer and politician who was the leader of the Socialist party and, from 1947-1954, the first President of the Fourth Republic.
- 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
- All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health".
- The Aladdin Hotel opens in Las Vegas, with 15-story high Aladdin's lamp.
- A twelve-day New York City transit strike begins.
- After a coup, Colonel Jean-Bedel Bokassa assumes power as president of the Central African Republic.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
- The Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tide
- The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
- The Dave Clark Five - Over And Over
- James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
- The 4 Seasons - Let's Hang On
- Eddy Arnold - Make The World Go Away
- The McCoys - Fever
- Roger Miller - England Swings
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?