Sunday 2 January 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo] in Honolulu and Siobhan Finneran.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel.
In UK Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame was in the top 5 hits.
The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Liars.
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 2 January 1966 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo] in Honolulu: Hawaii, USA; actress (Wayne's World, General Hospital).
- Siobhan Finneran: TV Actress.
- 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
- Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game.
- A strike of public transportation workers in New York City begins (it will end January 13).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
- The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
- James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
- The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
- The Dave Clark Five - Over And Over
- The 4 Seasons - Let's Hang On
- The McCoys - Fever
- The Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tide
- Roger Miller - England Swings
- Eddy Arnold - Make The World Go Away
Top #9 songs in the UK
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