Sunday 17 July 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lou Barlow and Guru (American rapper).
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells.
In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits.
Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dark Shadows.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Lou Barlow: American musician, original member of the alternative rock groups Dinosaur Jr.
- Guru (American rapper)
- Michael John Bradley: Largo, Florida -- PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open-3rd).
- Guru: American rapper (Gang Starr) (d. 2010).
- Sten Tolgfors: Swedish lawyer and politician 30th Swedish Minister of Defence.
- August Baeyens: Flemish Composer (Piranesi-suite), dies at 71.
- Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
- Indians set club record by hitting 7 HR in 15-2 win over Detroit
- Pioneer 7 launched.
- Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.3).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
- Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
- The Beatles - Paperback Writer
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Association - Along Comes Mary
- Syndicate Of Sound - Little Girl
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Hungry
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