Tuesday February 01, 1966
US date format: 2/1/1966, UK date format: 1/2/1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Laurent Garnier and Eddie Zambrano.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to My Love by Petula Clark.
In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
Black Tight Killers, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jackanory.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 01, 1966?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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- West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 01, 1966?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Petula Clark - My Love
- The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann
- The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
- The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
- Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
- Mike Douglas - The Men In My Little Girl's Life
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - She's Just My Style
- The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
- Herman's Hermits - A Must To Avoid
- Ray Charles - Crying Time
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
- The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go
- The Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill
- Jackie Lee - The Duck
- Lee Dorsey - Get Out Of My Life, Woman
- Joe Tex - A Sweet Woman Like You
- James Brown And The Famous Flames - I Got You (I Feel Good)
- Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back
- Gene Chandler - Rainbow '65 (Part I)
- Sam & Dave - You Don't Know Like I Know
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