Tuesday 8 November 1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Soles and Ulrich Cruden.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Poor Side Of Town by Johnny Rivers.
In UK Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys 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.
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Which were the important events of 8 November 1966 ?
- Michael Soles: CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes).
- Ulrich Cruden: Soccer player (NEC).
- Urmas Valbe: Estonian cross-country skier.
- Toralf Arndt: German footballer.
- Gordon Ramsay: Controversial Scottish celebrity chef, restaurateur, and television personality.
- Paul Westran: British astrologer who lives and practices in Bristol, UK with his partner, Sarah - a police officer who specializes in domestic violence - and two cats. He has studied astrology since 1985 and is a member of AA of Great Britain.
- Bernhard Zondek: German-Israeli gynecologist and academic (d. 1966).
- Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
- Frank Robinson selected AL MVP
- President Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
- Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California.
- US President Lyndon Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger.
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.
- Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Herman's Hermits - Dandy
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- James and Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet
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