Thursday 16 June 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include [Eric] Randy Barnes and Jan Zelezny.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones.
In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
Born Free, directed by James Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Last Hundred Days by John Toland was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chronicle.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1966 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- [Eric] Randy Barnes: Charleston, West Virginia -- Shot putter (1988, 96 Olympics - Silver / Gold Medals).
- Jan Zelezny: Czechoslovakia -- Javelin thrower (1992, 96 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals).
- Mark Occhilupo: Australian surfer.
- Phil Vischer: American voice actor director producer and screenwriter co-created VeggieTales.
- Jan Železný: Czech javelin thrower and coach.
- Rowan & Martin Show, debuts on NBC-TV
- 20th Tony Awards: Marat / Sade and Man of La Mancha win
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
- Simon and Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
- Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind Of Love
- Robert Parker - Barefootin'
- Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Green Grass
- The Capitols - Cool Jerk
- The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
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