Tuesday 12 April 1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Theo Blanco and Lorenzo White.
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.
On TV people were watching Adrian, der Tulpendieb.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the important events of 12 April 1966 ?
- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Theo Blanco: WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Lorenzo White: NFL running back (Cleveland Browns).
- Jeffrey Hunter: WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs).
- Nils-Olav Johansen: Norwegian guitarist and singer (Farmers Market).
- Sumokil: President of Republic South Moluccas, executed.
- 1st B-52 bombing on North Vietnam
- Rocker Jan Berry crashes his corvette into a parked truck
- Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pittsburgh Pirates beat Atlanta Braves 3-2.
- First B-52 bombing on North Vietnam.
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
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
- The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks
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