Friday June 17, 1966
US date format: 6/17/1966, UK date format: 17/6/1966
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see zodiac on June 17, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Jason Patric and Cédric Kahn.
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.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by Mike Nichols, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1966
while Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling book.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of June 17, 1966?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- An Air France personnel strike begins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 17, 1966?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #5 R&B songs
- Sam & Dave - Hold On! I'm A Comin'
- James Brown And The Famous Flames - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
- The Capitols - Cool Jerk
- Jr. Walker & The All Stars - (I'm A) Road Runner
- The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on June 17, 1966?
On June 17, 1966 the day of the week was Friday.
What zodiac sign is June 17, 1966?
On June 17, 1966 the zodiac sign was Gemini.
Who was the US President on June 17, 1966?
On June 17, 1966 the US President was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on June 17, 1966?
On June 17, 1966 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).
Who was the Pope on June 17, 1966?
On June 17, 1966 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on June 17, 1966?
On June 17, 1966 several famous people were born including, Jason Patric, Cédric Kahn, Christy Canyon.
What was the number one song in June 17, 1966?
The number one song in the week of June 17, 1966 was Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones in US and Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra in UK.
What were the top hits on June 17, 1966?
The top hits on June 17, 1966 were Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? by The Lovin' Spoonful, I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel in US and Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra, Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones, Monday Monday by The Mamas & The Papas in UK.