Wednesday 2 November 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Orlando Merced and Rosalyn Fairbank.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, 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.
On TV people were watching Vendetta.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1966 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Orlando Merced: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico -- Outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates).
- Rosalyn Fairbank: in South Africa; tennis player.
- Khaled Abol Naga: Egyptian actor.
- Bevy Smith: American television personality and business woman.
- David Schwimmer: American actor.
- Sean Kanan: Actor (AJ- General Hospital, Rich Girl, Karate Kid Part 3)
- Tim Kirkman: American director and screenwriter
- Khaled Naga: Egyptian actor director and producer
- Yoshinari Ogawa: Japanese professional wrestler
- KHSD TV channel 11 in Lead, SD (ABC) begins broadcasting
- The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- Herman's Hermits - Dandy
- Tommy Roe - Hooray For Hazel
- Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
- The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow
- The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
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