Wednesday 5 October 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Fredrik Olausson and Inessa Kravets.
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.
Hawaii, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Comment ne pas épouser un milliardaire.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the important events of 5 October 1966 ?
- Fredrik Olausson: Vaxsjo, Sweden -- NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).
- Inessa Kravets: Ukraine -- Long / triple jumper (1992, 96 Olympics - Silver / Gold Medals).
- Peter Fonseca: Lisbon, Portugal -- Canadian marathoner (1996 Olympics).
- Therese Brisson: Ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics - 1998).
- Lorenza Indovina: Italian actress, the daughter of the director Franco.
- Dennis Byrd: American football player
- Sean Carroll: American physicist cosmologist and academic
- Terri Runnels: Former Wrestling manager and valet
- Jan Verhaas: Dutch snooker player and referee
- Near Detroit, Michigan, there is a partial core meltdown at the Enrico Fermi demonstration nuclear breeder reactor.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Association - Cherish
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- Los Bravos - Black Is Black
- The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
- Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
- The Four Seasons - I've Got You Under My Skin
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