Thursday 22 December 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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.
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- R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
- Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
- Also see December 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Japan - T?ji (winter solstice)
- Dmitry Bilozerchev: Russian gymnast and coach.
- Sayuri Kokushō: Japanese actress and singer.
- Marcel Schirmer: German singer-songwriter and bass player (Destruction).
- David Wright: English lawyer and politician.
- Marcel ''Schmier'' Schirmer: German singer and bassplayer (Destruction).
- Alex Baroni: Italian singer and songwriter who reached fame and acclaim late in life. Baroni had a degree in chemistry which he taught as a profession. He was first brought to notice by the very famous singer Eros Ramazzotti, with whom he recorded the album "Metrica." In San Remo in 1997, he was recognized with a prize for the best interpretation, awarded by a jury presided over by Pavarotti. His second album, "Alex Baroni," started an intense period of touring and performances. His credits included singing
- WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Prime Minister Ian Smith declares that Rhodesia is already a republic.
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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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