Monday 17 January 1966
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anna Ivan and Don Myrah.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel.
In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Tintenfische.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1966 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Anna Ivan: La Jolla, California -- Tennis star.
- Don Myrah: Oakland, California -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics - 20th Place).
- Don Myrah in Oakland: California, USA; cyclist (Olympics-20th-1996).
- Karissa Rushing in Benton: Arkansas, USA; Miss America-Arkansas (1990).
- Rexton Gordon: "Shabba Ranks"; Jamaican disc-jockey/rapper (Extra Naked).
- Trish Johnson in Bristol: England; LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas).
- Anna Ivan in La Jolla: California, USA; tennis star.
- Stephin Merritt: American singer and songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies)
- Shabba Ranks: Jamaican singer
- Joshua Malina: American actor producer and screenwriter
- António Zeferino: Cape Verdean runner
- B-52 / KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
- Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago, Illinois.
- A B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, dropping three 70-kiloton nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares and another one into the sea in the Palomares incident.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
- The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - She's Just My Style
- The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
- The Beatles - Day Tripper
- The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
- Mike Douglas - The Men In My Little Girl's Life
- Herman's Hermits - A Must To Avoid
- The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By
- The Lovin' Spoonful - You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
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