It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas. In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits. The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

  • Nevada SmithNevada Smith
    directed by Henry Hathaway
    starring: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith
  • ArabesqueArabesque
    directed by Stanley Donen
    starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Monday, 16 May 1966 ?


Holidays
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
  • Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
  • Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
  • Teacher's Day in Malaysia.

Facts
  • National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
  • Stokely Carmichael named Chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • American National Welfare Rights Organization begins.
  • The Communist Party of China issues the ''May 16 Notice'', marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

Famous People born
Scott Reeves in Santa Monica: California, USA; actor (Ryan - The Young and the Restless).
Thurman Thomas;: NFL running back (Buffalo Bills).
Sean Quilty;: Australian marathon runner (Olympics-1996).
Janet Jackson in Gary: Indiana, USA; singer, Michael Jackson's sister (Control).

Famous People died
Randolph Turpin: boxer, shot dead in his home.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1966 ?

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

by Jacqueline Susann


Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

The Adventurers by Harold Robbins

The Adventurers

by Harold Robbins


The Adventurer's is a novel so boldly conceived tremendous in scope, and daring in imagery as almost to defy summation. In scene it ranges from South America to Paris, London and the Riviera; then shifts to an island off the China coast, New York, Hollywood, and the rich oil lands of Texas; and ends, finally where it began, in the tiny, strife-torn republic of Corteguay. Not

The Secret of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

by Robert Crichton


In the last days of World War II, German forces are sent to occupy the Italian hill town, Santa Vittoria, and claim its great treasure: one million bottles of the Santa Vittoria wine that is its lifeblood.

Capable of Honor by Allen Drur

Capable of Honor

by Allen Drur


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