Saturday 13 August 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Glenn Donald Hamilton and Sean Hood.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful.
In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits.
This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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 The Informer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1966 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Glenn Donald Hamilton: New Zealand -- Beach volleyball player (1996 Olympics).
- Sean Hood: American screenwriter.
- Pascal Lino: French Breton cyclist racer, who wore the yellow jersey (for 11 days) in the 1992 Tour de France, after having represented France on track at the 1988 Olympics.
- Scooter Barry: American basketball player.
- Shayne Corson: NHL forward (Team Canada Olympics - 1998, Montreal).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper
- The Mamas and The Papas - I Saw Her Again
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- The Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper
- Ray Conniff - Somewhere, My Love
- Tommy Roe - Sweet Pea
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