Wednesday 25 May 1966
It was Wednesday, 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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- Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
- Saint Reinolf
- Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
- Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
- Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
- Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed in ?
- The Ascension, one of the great feasts in the Christian liturgical calendar
- Saint Bede the Venerable (died 735)
- Saint Frederic
- Saint Augustine of Canterbury
- Saint Bruno of Wnrzburg
- The former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth
- Saint Hildebert
- Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Liberation Day
- Officially declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma for her winning American Idol
- Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946)
- Africa Day commemorating the 1963 fouding of he AU's precursor, OAU
- United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868)
- Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999)
- Saint Pope Gregory VII (died 1085)
- Laurentien: Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands.
- Elena Ford: American business executive and noted family, Ford is the great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.
- Melissa McNamara in Tulsa: Oklahoma, USA; LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mountain Classic).
- Bill Haselman in Long Branch: New Jersey, USA; catcher (Boston Red Sox).
- Dave Hollins in Buffalo: New York, USA; infielder (Minnesota Twins).
- Princess Laurentien: of the Netherlands
- Peru and Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima, Peru; 248 die.
- Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
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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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