Saturday 11 June 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Scott Mellanby and Tiffany Cohen.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones.
In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
Khartoum, directed by Basil Dearden, 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 Chronicle.
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 11 June 1966 ?
- Scott Mellanby: Montreal, Quebec -- NHL right wing (Florida Panthers).
- Tiffany Cohen: Culver City, California -- Swimmer (1984 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals).
- I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
- On A Clear Day You... closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances
- Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
- Skyscraper closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
- Sloop John B by The Beach Boys hit #1 in the UK
- French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
- Janis Joplin plays her 1st gig (San Francisco)
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
- Simon and Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
- Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
- The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind Of Love
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
- James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Green Grass
- Robert Parker - Barefootin'
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