Wednesday 31 August 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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.
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Which were the important events of 31 August 1966 ?
- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Jeff Frye: Oakland, California -- Infielder (Boston Red Sox).
- Jan Einar Thorsen: Norwegian alpine skier.
- Thierry Champion: French tennis player who reached the quarter-finals at the French Open in 1990 and at Wimbledon in 1991.
- Kasimir Edschmid [Karl E Schmidt]: German writer, dies at 75.
- Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)
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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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