Friday 14 January 1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marco Hietala and Daniel J Schneider in Memphis.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles.
In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, directed by Alan Rafkin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Tintenfische.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Marco Hietala: Finnish singer-songwriter bass player and producer (Nightwish Tarot Northern Kings and Sinergy).
- Daniel J Schneider in Memphis: Tennessee, USA; actor (Dennis - Head of the Class).
- Matt Brock: NFL defensive end/tackle (New York Jets).
- Mark Obershaw: American homicide; arrested by police on 7/26/1997, Rockland, MA.
- Dan Schneider: TV Producer.
- DJ Elstak: Dutch DJ and producer.
- Robert Flello: English lawyer and politician.
- Rene Simpson: Canadian-American tennis player (d. 2013).
- Bill Carr: American athlete (Born 1909).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - We Can Work It Out
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - She's Just My Style
- The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
- The Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tide
- The Beatles - Day Tripper
- The Statler Brothers - Flowers On The Wall
- Mike Douglas - The Men In My Little Girl's Life
- The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By
- The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)
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