Thursday 30 June 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of June people in US were listening to Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra.
In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
The Sword of Doom, directed by Kihachi Okamoto, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 June 1966 ?
- Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- First Martyrs of the See of Rome.
- Andrey Abduvaliyev: Tajikistani-Uzbekistani hammer thrower.
- Cheryl Bernard: Canadian curler.
- Marton Csokas: New Zealand actor.
- Wendy Davis: American actress and producer.
- Louie Aguiar: NFL punter (KC Chiefs).
- Christel Kozar: American astrologer and manager.
- Mike Tyson: American boxer, undisputed heavyweight champion 6/28/1985 following his first round knockout of previously unbeaten Michael Spinks in Atlantic City, NJ. Elusive, 5' 11", 220 lbs, and devastating in the ring, "Iron Mike" is as close to perfection as a fighter can be. He is estimated to be worth some $50 million.
- Giuseppe Farina: Italian Formula One driver, the winner of the first Formula One championship (Born 1906).
- Beatles land in Tokyo for a concert tour
- Leopoldville Congo is renamed Kinshasa
- Richath Helms, promoted from deputy director to 8th Director of CIA
- Vice Admiral William F Raborn Jr, USN, ends term as 7th Director of CIA
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Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
- The Beatles - Paperback Writer
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
- The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
- Simon and Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
- Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
- The Capitols - Cool Jerk
- Robert Parker - Barefootin'
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