Thursday 10 March 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stephen Mailer in New York City and Michael Timlin in Midland.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler.
In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
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 10 March 1966 ?
- Saint Anastasia
- Saint Macharius (d.335)
- Saint John Ogilvie (died 1615)
- Saint Himelin
- Saint Blankaard
- Tibetian national Uprising day
- Fans of video game character Mario celebrate Mar10 Day, by singing songs about him, watching the movie and show, and playing Mario games.
- Doctors Day - (Venezuela).
- Stephen Mailer in New York City: New York, USA; actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War and Love).
- Michael Timlin in Midland: Texas, USA; pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays).
- Grainne Mulvey: Irish composer.
- Arthur : French-Moroccan radio/TV entertainer and comedian.
- Edie Brickell: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Heavy Circles and Edie Brickell & New Bohemians).
- Stephen Mailer: American actor
- Mike Timlin: American baseball player
- Andres Võsand: Estonian-German tennis player
- Phil X: Canadian guitarist (Triumph)
- 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
- North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley.
- Dutch crown princess Beatrix marries Claus von Amsberg.
- Military Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyen Cao Ky sacked rival General Nguyen Chanh Thi, precipitating large-scale civil and military dissension in parts of the nation.
- Indonesian President Sukarno gives all executive powers to General Suharto (see Transition to the New Order and Supersemar).
- French President Charles De Gaulle states that French troops will be taken out of NATO and that all French NATO bases and HQ's must be closed within a year.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- Herman's Hermits - Listen People
- The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin'
- Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- The Beatles - Nowhere Man
- Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
- Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
- Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
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