Wednesday 16 March 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Nascimento and Catarina Pollini.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler.
In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Geheimagent Tegtmeier.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1966 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- David Nascimento: Soccer player (Roda JC / FC Utrecht).
- Catarina Pollini: WNBA forward (Houston Comets).
- Brad Bergen in Prince Albert: Saskatchewan, Canada; hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998).
- Hans Peter Geerdes: German musician (Scooter).
- Rodney Peete: American athlete, quarter back.
- HP Baxxter: German singer-songwriter (Scooter and Celebrate the Nun)
- Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong and Scott; aborted after 6.5 orbits.
- Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
- Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
- ''Gemini 8'' (David Scott, Neil Armstrong) docks with an Agena target vehicle.
- More anti-communist demonstrations occur in Indonesia.
- Off the coast of Spain in the Mediterranean, the ''DSV Alvin'' submarine finds a missing American hydrogen bomb.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- The Beatles - Nowhere Man
- Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly
- Herman's Hermits - Listen People
- The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin'
- Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
- Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
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