Monday 8 August 1966
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patrice Lhôtellier and Chris Eubank.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful.
In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits.
This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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 The Informer.
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 8 August 1966 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Patrice Lhôtellier: French fencer, who won a gold medal in the team foil event at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, together with Jean-Noël Ferrari, Brice Guyart and Lionel Plumenail.
- Chris Eubank: English boxer.
- John Hudek: American baseball player and coach.
- Pierre Charles: Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper
- The Mamas and The Papas - I Saw Her Again
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- The Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper
- Ray Conniff - Somewhere, My Love
- Tommy Roe - Sweet Pea
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