Friday 4 February 1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marissa Laakso in Boston and Barry Klein in Grand Rapids.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to My Love by Petula Clark.
In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians', directed by George Pollock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Historias para no dormir.
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 4 February 1966 ?
- Saint Veronica, patron saint of photographers
- Ancient Latvia - Biezputras Diena observed.
- Independence Day in Sri Lanka (1948).
- Angolan Anniversary of the Outbreak of Armed Struggle against Portuguese Colonialism.
- Saint Gilbert (d. 1189)
- Saint John Hector de Britto
- Saint Rembert of Torhout
- Marissa Laakso in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; Miss Massachusetts-America (1990).
- Barry Klein in Grand Rapids: Michigan, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
- Kyoko Koizumi: Japanese actress and singer.
- Tony Butterfield: Australian rugby league player.
- Viatcheslav Ekimov: Russian cyclist.
- Kyōko Koizumi: Japanese actress and singer
- Gilbert H Grosvenor: president of National Geographic Society, dies at age 90.
- All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport, Japan; kills 133.
- All Nippon Airways Flight 60 plunges into Tokyo Bay 133 are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1966 ?
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
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