Tuesday 20 December 1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.
In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits.
Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 20 December 1966 ?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
- Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
- Tim Hauck: NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks).
- Ed de: Goey; Dutch soccer goalie (Feyenoord).
- Chris Robinson in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; rocker (Black Crowes - "Shake Your Money Maker").
- Myrra Malmberg: Swedish singer.
- Amedeo Letizia: Italian actor and film producer.
- Thomas Odle: American homicide: a mass murderer of his parents and three siblings. On the morning of 11/08/1985, he drank whiskey and smoked marijuana laced with angel dust before repeatedly stabbing his 39-year-old parents, Robert and Carolyn, his brother Sean, 13 and sister Robyn, 14. His youngest brother, Scott, 10, had been strangled with pajamas.
- Hélène Rollès: French actress and singer, primarily known for her major role in the TV sitcom Helen and the boys (Hélène et les Garçons), alongside Sébastien Roch.
- Matt Neal: English race car driver
- Veronica Pershina: Russian-American figure skater and coach
- Chris Robinson: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Black Crowes Chris Robinson Brotherhood)
- Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
- Brussels: Nuclear Planning Group established.
- NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Harold Wilson withdraws all his previous offers to the Rhodesian government, and announces that he will agree to independence only after the founding of a Black majority government.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- Donovan - Mellow Yellow
- The Monkees - I'm A Believer
- Frank Sinatra - That's Life
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town
- The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
- The Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You
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