Friday 12 August 1966US date format: 8/12/1966, UK date format: 12/8/1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Dean Hartgraves and Bruce Covernton.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful.
In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits.
Juan Colorado, directed by Miguel Zacarías, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chain Letter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 August 1966 ?
- Bruce Covernton: CFL defensive tackle (Calgary...
- Dean Hartgraves: Bakersfield, California -- Pitcher...
- Gordy Morgan: Minneapolis, Minnesota -- 163 lbs...
- Greg Manusky: NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs).
- Tobias Ellwood: American-English captain and politician.
- The General Services Administration turns the New Orleans Mint over to the state of Louisiana.
- In the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong begins the Cultural Revolution to purge and reorganize China's Communist Party.
- An earthquake in Varto town, Turkey, kills 2,394 and injures 10,000.
- Syrian and Israeli troops clash over Lake Kinneret (also known as the Sea of Galilee) for 3 hours.
- It is announced that the ''New York Herald Tribune'' will not resume publication.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper
- The Mamas and The Papas - I Saw Her Again
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- The Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper
- Ray Conniff - Somewhere, My Love
- Tommy Roe - Sweet Pea
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
- Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart
- Stevie Wonder - Blowin In The Wind
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- Ray Charles - Let's Go Get Stoned
- Your Good Thing (Is About To End) - Mable John
- Rosco Robinson - That's Enough
- The Platters - I Love You 1000 Times
- Percy Sledge - Warm And Tender Love
- Ramsey Lewis - Wade In The Water
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