Friday 26 August 1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Avner Ben-Gal and Shirley Manson.
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.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1966 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Avner Ben-Gal: Israeli artist and painter.
- Shirley Manson: Scottish born lead singer for Garbage, a pop band co-founded in 1995 by Butch Vig, one of the music industry's most in-demand producers at the time.
- Jacques Brinkman: Dutch field hockey player and coach.
- Art Baker: TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67.
- Baltimore Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
- KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
- The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
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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