Thursday 24 November 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ledell Eackles and Russell Watson.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Keep Me Hangin' On by The Supremes.
In UK Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, 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.
On TV people were watching The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.
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Which were the important events of 24 November 1966 ?
- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
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- 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
- The Beatles began recording sessions for Sgt Pepper
- 400 die of respiratory failure and heart attack in killer New York City smog.
- Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.
- The Beatles begin recording sessions for their landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- James and Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- Peter and Gordon - Lady Godiva
- Donovan - Mellow Yellow
- Roger Williams - Born Free
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