Tuesday 12 July 1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ana Torrent and Tamsin Greig.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells.
In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 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 Dark Shadows.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
- Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
- Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
- Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
- The "center pivot irrigation day" of Colorado
- Kiribati - Independence Day
- RainMaker Day - Salem, OR.
- Spo TomT and Prfncipe - Independence Day
- Ana Torrent: Spanish film actress.
- Tamsin Greig: English actress.
- Stéphane Lippert
- Nikki Bacharach: American suicide and child of noted family, the only child of famous pop songwriter Burt Bacharach and actress Angie Dickinson (married 1965-1980), both in their second marriage.
- Jeff Bucknum: American race car driver.
- Annabel Croft: English tennis player and sportscaster.
- Taiji : Japanese bass player and songwriter (Loudness and X Japan) (d. 2011).
- Misato Watanabe: Japanese popular music.
- Allegra Curtis: London, England -- Model / Daughter of Christine Kaufmann.
- Peter Shorts: CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- D T Suzuki: Zen Buddhism scholar, dies at 96 in Tokyo, Japan.
- 10.51 (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
- 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stadium, St. Louis
- All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles)
- US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia and Denver mints
- Race riot in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- 26.70 cm (10.51 inches) of rainfall in Sandusky, Ohio (state record).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
- Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
- The Beatles - Paperback Writer
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Association - Along Comes Mary
- Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Hungry
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