Monday 14 February 1966, Valentine's Day
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Lightnin' Strikes by Lou Christie.
In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
The Chase, directed by Arthur Penn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Those Who Love by Irving Stone 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 14 February 1966 ?
- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Clark Sherwood Dennis in Houston: Texas, USA; PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-third).
- Carrara Pieralberto: Italian skier in the International Olympic games in Nagano, Japan February 1998, winner of a Silver Medal.
- Petr Svoboda: Most, Czechoslovakia -- NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympics - Gold - 1998).
- Australia introduces 1st decimal currency postage stamps
- Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points.
- Australian currency is decimalised.
- The Australian dollar is introduced at a rate of 2 dollars per pound, or 10 shillings per dollar.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
- Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
- Petula Clark - My Love
- The Supremes - My World Is Empty Without You
- Ray Charles - Crying Time
- The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann
- The Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill
- The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
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