Sunday 24 April 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pascale Paradis-Mangon and Theo Adams.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers.
In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits.
Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Court Martial.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the important events of 24 April 1966 ?
- Saint Alexander (died 178)
- Genocide Remembrance Day in Armenia.
- Republic Day in The Gambia (1970).
- Newman's Day.
- 24-Hour Comics Day.
- Saint Maria-Euphrasia Pelletier (d.1868)
- Saint Honorius
- Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
- Saint Egbert of Northumbria
- Saint Deodatus
- Pascale Paradis-Mangon: in France; tennis star.
- Theo Adams: WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Pierre Brassard: Canadian comedian and actor.
- Alessandro Costacurta: Italian footballer coach and manager.
- David Usher: English-Canadian singer-songwriter (Moist).
- Simon Chikovani: Georgian poet (Born 1902).
- Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational.
- Atlanta Braves win National League-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee).
- Uniform daylight saving time is first observed in most parts of North America.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks
- The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
- B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
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