Saturday 16 April 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Laurent Bourgnon and Lewis Tillman.
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.
Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Adrian, der Tulpendieb.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Laurent Bourgnon: French-born Swiss skipper, he started to sail with his parents aged of 4. Nine yeras later, he navigated all over the world.
- Lewis Tillman: NFL running back (Chicago Bears).
- Gerard Dewan: American firefighter, descended from a long line of firemen that included his grandfather and Uncle Billy.
- Virginie Linhart: French director of political, historical and sociological film documentaries.
- Jarle Vespestad: Norwegian drummer (Farmers Market).
- Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain.
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
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