Thursday 14 April 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Justice and Greg Maddux.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers.
In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits.
Ne nous fâchons pas, directed by Georges Lautner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching L'âge heureux.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 14 April 1966
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Which were the important events of 14 April 1966 ?
- Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
- N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
- Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
- New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
- Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
- Poila Baisakh - Celebrations in Bengal, India.
- Youth Day in Angola.
- Black Day - Informal celebration day for single people in South Korea.
- 2nd Day Passover (in 2006) - Jewish festival.
- David Justice: baseball player (Atlanta Braves) / husband of Halle Barry.
- Greg Maddux: American baseball player, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
- Greg Maddux in San Angelo: Texas, USA; pitcher (Atlanta Braves).
- Ricky Andrews: WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire).
- André Boisclair: Canadian lawyer and politician.
- Andre Boisclair: Quebec politician (Parti Quebecois).
- Greg Myers in Riverside: California, USA; catcher (Minnesota Twins).
- The South Vietnamese government promises free elections in 3–5 months.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
- The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
- The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
- Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets
- B.J. Thomas - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks
Top #10 R&B songs
- Wilson Pickett - 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)
- The Temptations - Get Ready
- The Love You Save (May Be Your Own) - Joe Tex
- Marvin Gaye - One More Heartache
- Otis Redding - Satisfaction
- Slim Harpo - Baby Scratch My Back
- The Poets - She Blew A Good Thing
- The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
- Ain't That A Groove <P6>Part 1 - James Brown
- Deon Jackson - Love Makes The World Go Round
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?