Saturday 30 July 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kerry Fox and Craig Gannon.
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 30 July 1966 ?
- Vanuatu - Independence Day
- St. Julitta (a martyr)
- St. Sennen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
- Kerry Fox: New Zealand actress and screenwriter.
- Craig Gannon: English guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths The Bluebells and The Adult Net).
- Allan Langer: Australian rugby player and coach.
- Edward G Craig: English actor / director (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94.
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
- US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
- Sniper Charles Whitman kills 13 people and wounds 31 from atop the University of Texas at Austin Main Building tower, after earlier killing his wife and mother.
- A military coup occurs in Nigeria General Yakubu Gowon takes over.
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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