Friday 7 October 1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Trent Brown and Billy Mutz.
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 The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 October 1966 ?
- Trent Brown: CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos).
- Billy Mutz: American date-twin, born six hours after Jacque Wiatrek and their mothers shared a room in the hospital.
- Ben Thomas: American news figure as the third husband of Roseanne.
- Jacqueline Wiatrek: American accident fatality who was born six hours before Billy Wayne Mutz at the same hospital where their mothers shared a room.
- Sherman Alexie: American author screenwriter and producer.
- Marco Beltrami: Italian-American composer and conductor
- Janet Shaw: Australian cyclist and author (d. 2012)
- The Soviet Union declares that all Chinese students must leave the country before the end of October.
- The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series, 1–0, to sweep the series for their 1st World Championship.
- Vietnam War: Binh Tai massacre.
- Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh Massacre.
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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