Saturday 15 October 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, 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 15 October 1966 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Douglas Vipond: British pop drummer (Deacon Blue-Raintown).
- Jeffrey Jacquet in Bay City: Texas, USA; actor (Mork and Mindy, Whiz Kids).
- Eric Benet: R&B Singer.
- Jorge Campos: Mexican footballer and manager.
- Bill Charlap: American pianist and composer (The Blue Note 7).
- Frederick Montague: 1st Baron Amwell English lieutenant and politician (d. 1966).
- LBJ signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- The Association - Cherish
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
- Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry
- The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
- Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- The Four Seasons - I've Got You Under My Skin
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
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