Tuesday 24 May 1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of May people in US were listening to When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge.
In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, 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.
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Which were the important events of 24 May 1966 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Russell Kun: Nauruan lawyer and politician.
- Eric Cantona: French soccer player, one of the most talented athletes of his generation; played for numerous teams in France during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
- Ricky Craven: American race car driver on NASCAR Winston cup circuit.
- Tommy Turner: jockey.
- Tony Jones: NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32).
- Mame opens at Winter Garden Theater in New York City for 1508 performances.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
- The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind Of Love
- The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
- The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
- Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
- Simon and Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- The Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
- James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
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