Sunday 3 April 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Shelley Michelle in Hollywood and Bo Orlando in Berwick.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler.
In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group 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.
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Which were the important events of 3 April 1966 ?
- Saint Sixtus I
- Saint Agape (died 304)
- Saint Richard (d.1253)
- Shelley Michelle in Hollywood: California, USA; actress (Golden Eye).
- Bo Orlando in Berwick: Pennsylvania, USA; NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals).
- Mina Tominaga: Japanese seiyu (voice actress).
- John de Vries: Australian race car driver.
- Michael Mittermeier: German comedian and actor.
- Miina Tominaga: Japanese voice actress
- Russel Crouse: US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at age 73.
- Luna 10 orbits Moon
- Tom Seaver signs with the New York Mets for a reported $50,000 bonus.
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Venice Ladies Golf Open.
- The first manmade object ''Luna 10'' enters lunar orbit.
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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