Monday 4 April 1966
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers.
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.
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Which were the important events of 4 April 1966 ?
- Blessed Alice (d. 1105)
- Saint Hildebert of Ghent (died 752)
- Lesotho - Heroes' Day
- Taiwan and Hong Kong - Children's Day
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- World Rat Day
- Saint Isidore of Seville, patron saint of the internauts
- International Day for Landmine Awareness and Assistance
- Riduan Isamuddin: Indonesian terrorist.
- Jean-Paul Leconte: French criminal, a repeat offender.
- Nancy McKeon: American actress director and producer.
- Mike Starr: American bass player (Alice in Chains Sun Red Sun and Days of the New) (d. 2011).
- Christos Tsekos: Greek basketball player.
- Nancy McKeon in Westbury: New York, USA; actress (Jo Polniazek - Facts of Life).
- Myriam Schropp: in West Germany; tennis star.
- Stanislav Medrik in Nitra: Czechoslovakia; hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia).
- Michal Clingman in Indio: California, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Nationals-9th-1994).
- Snooky Serna: TV Actress
- Anna Bussotti: French singer, who started singing in competitions for children. In 1985, she participated in the television variety show Fantastico, conducted by Pippo Baudo. The following year she sang at the Sanremo Festival, but did not enter the final. She recorded two more singles, "Il cielo" (cover of a song by Lucio Dalla) and "In te" (written by Depeche Mode).
- Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- The Beatles - Nowhere Man
- Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
- B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Sure Gonna Miss Her
- The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin'
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