Thursday 13 January 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 January 1966 ?
- In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
- Tabitha Stevens: Fictional character (Bewitched).
- Marcus Turner: NFL cornerback/safety (New York Jets).
- Joseph Harper in Ventura: California, USA; canoe (alternate-Olympics-1996).
- Patrick Dempsey in Lewiston: Maine, USA; actor (Mike - Fast Times, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Can't Buy Me Love, Face The Music).
- Patrick Dempsey: American actor, and race car driver, he is widely known for his role of neurosurgeon in the TV serie "Grey's Anatomy".
- 1st black selected for Presidential Ccabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member by being appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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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