Wednesday 24 August 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Daniel Morin and Nick Denton.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful.
In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits.
Alfie, directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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 Ulrich und Ulrike.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1966 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Daniel Morin: French journalist, humorist, columnist and radio host.
- Nick Denton: English-American journalist and businessman founded Gawker Media.
- USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
- The Doors record their self-titled debut LP.
- Riots occur in French Somaliland.
- First battle between the South African Defense Force and the armed wing of SWAPO - PLAN takes place at Ongulumbashe in Northern Namibia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- The Happenings - See You In September
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Donovan - Sunshine Superman
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
- The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
- Petula Clark - I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
- Billy Stewart - Summertime
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