Saturday 17 December 1966
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Juliet Aubrey and Hans Visser Dutch soccer player (MVV.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band.
In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits.
Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Boston Strangler by Gerald Frank was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 17 December 1966 ?
- Juliet Aubrey
- Hans Visser Dutch soccer player (MVV: FC Utrecht).
- Roland Coutas: French businessman, the founder and head of the travel website Travelprice.
- Yuko Arimori: Japanese runner.
- Tracy Byrd: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Valeri Liukin: Kazakh-Russian gymnast and coach.
- Kristiina Ojuland: Estonian politician 23rd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Gustaf Paulson: Composer, dies at 68.
- South Africa does not join the trade embargo against Rhodesia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- Donovan - Mellow Yellow
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Mitch Ryder - Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly
- The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
- Frank Sinatra - That's Life
- Roger Williams - Born Free
- The Monkees - I'm A Believer
- Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town
- Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?