Monday 29 August 1966
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dan Truman and Jorn Grosskopf.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Sunshine Superman by Donovan.
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 29 August 1966 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Dan Truman: St. George, Utah -- Singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle).
- Jorn Grosskopf: German footballer.
- Stephanie Theobald: British novelist and journalist, author of "Biche" (2000) and three other novels.
- Jörn Großkopf: German footballer and manager.
- Sayyid Qutb: Egyptian theoretician (Born 1906).
- Beatles last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)
- Dutch Internal Minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk
- The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donovan - Sunshine Superman
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- The Happenings - See You In September
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
- The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
- Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coal Mine
- Stevie Wonder - Blowin' In The Wind
- Billy Stewart - Summertime
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