Friday 29 July 1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Herrod and Richard Steven Horvitz.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Wild Thing by The Troggs.
In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, 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 The Informer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 July 1966 ?
- Jeff Herrod: NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts).
- Richard Steven Horvitz: American comic voice actor.
- Martina McBride: American country music singer.
- Sally Gunnell: 400m hurdler, (1992 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Richard Horvitz: American voice actor.
- Stuart Lampitt: English cricketer
- Pal Jardanyi: Composer, dies at 44.
- Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York
- Nigerians Chief of Staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper
- The Mamas and The Papas - I Saw Her Again
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Hungry
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- Tommy Roe - Sweet Pea
- The Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper
- Ray Conniff - Somewhere, My Love
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