Saturday 16 July 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bonnie Bright and Chip Lohmiller.
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 16 July 1966 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Bonnie Bright: Redondo Beach, California -- WPVA volleyballer.
- Chip Lohmiller: NFL kicker (NO Saints).
- Warren Sallenback: South Surrey, British Columbia -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics).
- Jyrki Lumme: Tampere, Finland -- NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympics - Bronze - 1998).
- Mikhail Tatarinov: Russian ice hockey player.
- Half a Sixpence closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
- British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flies to Moscow to try to start peace negotiations about the Vietnam War (the Soviet government refutes his ideas).
- ''Gemini 10'' (John Young, Michael Collins) is launched. After docking with an Agena target vehicle, the astronauts then set a world altitude record of 474 miles (763nbspkm).
- The Hough Riots break out in Cleveland, Ohio, the city's first race riot.
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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