Saturday March 12, 1966
US date format: 3/12/1966, UK date format: 12/3/1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 12, 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 Deborah Evelyn and Grant Long.
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.
The Singing Nun, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jackanory.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of March 12, 1966?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
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- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins).
- Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
- Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks sets the NHL single season scoring record against the New York Rangers, with his 51st goal.
- Estelita Rodriguez: Actor (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass),...
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 12, 1966?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Wilson Pickett - 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)
- Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back
- Martha & The Vandellas - My Baby Loves Me
- Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
- Deon Jackson - Love Makes The World Go Round
- The Marvelettes - Don't Mess With Bill
- Mary Wells - Dear Lover
- Bobby Bland - I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
- Ray Charles - Crying Time
- Jackie Lee - The Duck
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next March 12If March 12, 1966 is your birthday you're 54 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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