Sunday 2 October 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Yokozuna (wrestler) and Yokozuna [Rodney Anoia].
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Au risque de vous plaire.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Yokozuna (wrestler)
- Yokozuna [Rodney Anoia]: Wrestler (WWF / NJPW / AWA, Wild Samoan Kokina).
- Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna): Samoan-American professional wrestler (d. 2000).
- Yokozuna : Wrestler.
- LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
- Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Association - Cherish
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
- The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
- Los Bravos - Black Is Black
- The Hollies - Bus Stop
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
- Donovan - Sunshine Superman
- Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry
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