Monday 12 December 1966
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stéphane Delajoux and Yvan Cassar.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.
In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits.
Blow-Up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Stéphane Delajoux: French physician and surgeon, called "the surgeon of stars".
- Yvan Cassar: French musician, he worked with pop singers such as Johnny Hallyday and Calogero.
- Último Dragón
- Kouichi Nagano: Japanese voice actor.
- Ultimo Dragon: Japanese professional wrestler.
- Royce Gracie: Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and actor.
- Ian Paisley: Jr.
- Lydia Zimmermann: Spanish actress and director.
- Jim Sandlak in Kitchener: Ontario, Canada; NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks).
- Cheryl Dickey in Houston: Texas, USA; 100 metre hurdler.
- US Supreme Court votes 4-3 allowing Braves baseball team to move to Atlanta.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- Donovan - Mellow Yellow
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Frank Sinatra - That's Life
- Roger Williams - Born Free
- The Monkees - I'm A Believer
- Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town
- Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
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