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

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Sargent Shriver -- May 13, 1966
TIME Magazine Cover: Sargent Shriver -- May 13, 1966

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.7973
Sports Illustrated: no.7973
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Books

Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann

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Books

The Adventurers - Harold Robbins

The Adventurers - Harold Robbins

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Books

The Secret of Santa Vittoria - Robert Crichton

The Secret of Santa Vittoria - Robert Crichton

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Books

Capable of Honor - Allen Drur

Capable of Honor - Allen Drur

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Old Journal Ads

Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Station Wagon (1966)Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Station Wagon (1966)
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General Motors Pontiac (1966)General Motors Pontiac (1966)
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Debeers Diamond (1966)Debeers Diamond (1966)
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