Saturday 1 October 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association.
In UK All Or Nothing by The Small Faces was in the top 5 hits.
Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 October 1966 ?
- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Christopher Titus: American actor and comedian.
- Cuco Ziganda: Spanish footballer.
- Stefano Dionisi: Italian actor and producer; winner of an Italian award for young actors in 1994 and owner of his own production company.
- George Weah: Soccer Player.
- José Ziganda: Spanish footballer and manager.
- Albert P A A Besnard: Poet / journalist (Doom & Thirst).
- Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases The Times
- WAEO (now WJFW) TV channel 12 in Rhinelander, WI (NBC) begins
- West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with eighteen fatalities and no survivors 5.5 miles south of Wemme, Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Association - Cherish
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- Donovan - Sunshine Superman
- The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
- The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
- Los Bravos - Black Is Black
- The Hollies - Bus Stop
- Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry
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