Saturday 15 October 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eric Benét and François Négret.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Giles Goat Boy by John Barth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cliff Dexter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Bill Charlap: American pianist and composer (The Blue Note 7).
- Ilse Huizinga: Dutch singer.
- Dave Stead: English drummer (The Beautiful South).
- Douglas Vipond: British pop drummer (Deacon Blue-Raintown).
- Jeffrey Jacquet in Bay City: Texas, USA; actor (Mork and Mindy, Whiz Kids).
- Eric Benet: R&B Singer.
- Frederick Montague: 1st Baron Amwell English lieutenant and politician (d. 1966).
- LBJ signs a bill creating Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Black Panther Party is created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- The Association - Cherish
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
- Neil Diamond - Cherry, Cherry
- The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
- Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- The Four Seasons - I've Got You Under My Skin
- The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
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