Thursday 31 March 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Fitzgerald in Brooklyn and Natalie Gosselin in Levis.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler.
In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Intercontinental Express.
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 31 March 1966 ?
- Saint Cornelia
- CTsar Ch�vez Day - official holiday in five states and many cities across the U.S.
- Freedom Day in Malta.
- Saint Amos
- Saint Benjamin
- Blessed Hendrik Werner
- Saint Balbina of Rome
- New Jersey - Thomas Mundy Peterson Day.
- Thomas Fitzgerald in Brooklyn: New York, USA; team handball left wing (Olympics-1996).
- Natalie Gosselin in Levis: QuTbec, Canada; 52kg judoka (Olympics-1996).
- Roger Black: English runner and journalist.
- Nick Firestone: American race car driver.
- USSR launches Luna 10, 1st lunar orbiter
- Labour Party wins British parliamentary election.
- 25,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City, New York.
- The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
- The Beatles - Nowhere Man
- The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin'
- Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Sure Gonna Miss Her
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