Thursday 7 April 1966
It was Thursday, 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 7 April 1966 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Teri Ann Linn in Honolulu: Hawaii, USA; actress (Kristen - The Bold and the Beautiful).
- Margherita Zalaffi: Italian fencer, the winner of a Silver Medal at the Atlanta Olympics in the team epée with Chiesa and Uga on 7/24/1996, and a Gold Medal in team foils in the Barcelona games in 1992.
- Richard Gomez: Filipino actor and politician.
- Gary Wilkinson: English snooker player.
- US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
- The United Kingdom asks the United Nations Security Council for authority to use force to stop oil tankers that violate the embargo against Rhodesia (authority is given April 10).
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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