Friday 11 March 1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov and Steve Reed in Los Angeles.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler.
In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits.
Harper, directed by Jack Smight, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching En famille.
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 11 March 1966 ?
- Zambia - Youth Day.
- Saint Rosina
- Saint Alberta
- Saint Vindician
- Blessed Auria
- Lesotho - Moshoeshoe Day.
- Lithuania - Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence.
- United States - Johnny Appleseed Day, 311 Day
- Blessed John Righi
- Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov: Russian cosmonaut.
- Steve Reed in Los Angeles: California, USA; pitcher (Colorado Rockies).
- Ralph Tamm NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos: Kansas City Chiefs).
- Shurik'n : French hip hop artist, also known as Shurik'n Chang-Ti.
- Robbie Brookside: English wrestler and trainer.
- Joe Hachem: Lebanese-born Australian poker player
- John Thompson: American basketball player and coach
- Ilias Zouros: Greek basketball player and coach
- Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
- Herman's Hermits - Listen People
- The Mamas and The Papas - California Dreamin'
- Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- The Beatles - Nowhere Man
- Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes
- Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law
- Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
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