Wednesday 12 January 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Linda Ferrando and Craig Parry in Sunshine.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles.
In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Our Man Flint, directed by Daniel Mann, 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 Die Tintenfische.
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 12 January 1966 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Linda Ferrando: in Italy; tennis star.
- Craig Parry in Sunshine: Victoria, Australia; Australasia golfer.
- Olivier Martinez: French film actor, born to a Spanish boxer, he obtained the César Award of "Most promising actor" for "1,2,3, Sun" in 1994.
- Craig Parry: Australian golfer.
- Batman with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
- 12 day NYC transit strike ends
- LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends
- Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics.
- US President Lyndon Johnson says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends.
- Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - She's Just My Style
- The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
- The Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tide
- The Beatles - Day Tripper
- The Statler Brothers - Flowers On The Wall
- Mike Douglas - The Men In My Little Girl's Life
- The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By
- The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
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