Thursday 14 July 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include D J Johnson and Tayna Donelly.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells.
In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 Dark Shadows.
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Which were the important events of 14 July 1966 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
- France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
- Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday
- D J Johnson: NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons).
- Tayna Donelly: Rocker (Belly).
- Matthew Fox: American actor.
- Juliet Cesario: American actress.
- Owen Coyle: Scottish-born Irish football player and manager.
- Tanya Donelly: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Throwing Muses Belly and The Breeders)
- Matt Hume: Matt Hume American mixed martial artist and trainer
- Ellen Reid: Canadian pianist and vocalist (Crash Test Dummies)
- Brian Selznick: American author and illustrator
- Julie Manet: French painter and art collector (d. 1966).
- Richard Speck rapes and kills 8 nurses in a Chicago dormitory
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Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
- Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
- The Beatles - Paperback Writer
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Association - Along Comes Mary
- Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Hungry
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