Saturday 2 April 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andrei Kovalev and Willie Green.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler.
In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Intercontinental Express.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 April 1966 ?
- JP and Trang in Valleyfair
- Saint Franciscus of Paola (+1507)
- Blessed Arnold of Leuven
- International Children's Book Day
- Saint Genoveva of Brabant (+1760)
- Malvinas Day in Argentina.
- Sizdah be dar in Iran
- Andrei Kovalev: NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics - 1998).
- Willie Green: NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32).
- Bill Romanowski NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles: Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32).
- Bill Romanowski: American football player, a linebacker for the Denver Broncos.
- Supla : Brazilian musician, a rocker, and the son in a noted family of politicians, Marta e Eduardo Suplicy.
- WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
- The Indonesian army demands that the country rejoin the United Nations.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
- The Beatles - Nowhere Man
- The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin'
- Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Sure Gonna Miss Her
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