Friday November 11, 1966, Veteran's Day
US date format: 11/11/1966, UK date format: 11/11/1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 11, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Alison Doody and Peaches (musician).
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Poor Side Of Town by Johnny Rivers.
In UK Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys was in the top 5 hits.
Runaway Railway, directed by Jan Darnley-Smith, 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 George and the Dragon.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 11, 1966?
- Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
- Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
- Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
- Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
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- Gemini 12 (Lovell & Aldrin) launched on 4-day flight
- Methodist Church and Evangelical United Brethren Church unite as United Methodist Church
- Gemini XII launched on 4-day flight.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 11, 1966?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Herman's Hermits - Dandy
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- James and Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Lou Rawls - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
- J.J. Jackson - But It's Alright
- Jackie Wilson - Whispers (Gettin' Louder)
- Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y
- The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
- B.B. King - Don't Answer The Door - Part 1
- James Brown And The Famous Flames - Don't Be A Drop-Out
- James & Bobby Purify - I'm Your Puppet
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 11If November 11, 1966 is your birthday you're 53 years, 8 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 8 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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