Wednesday 19 October 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jon Favreau and Amy Linker in Brooklyn.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cliff Dexter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Niue - Constitution Day in honour of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974.
- Brazil - Independence Day of State of Piauf
- Albania - Mother Teresa Day.
- Also see October 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman Catholic Saints - Saints Jean de BrTbeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions; Saint Frideswide
- Roman festivals - Armilustrium in honor of Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Tomate (Tomato) Day, twenty-eighth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Jon Favreau: American actor, writer and director.
- Amy Linker in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Lewis and Clark, Lauren - Square Pegs).
- Anna Clark: San Francisco, California -- Playmate (Apr, 1987).
- Dave Veres: Montgomery, Alabama -- Pitcher (Montreal Expos).
- Sinitta: Rocker (Omn ).
- Roger R Cross: Jamaican-born actor.
- Roger Cross: Jamaican-Canadian actor.
- Dimitris Lyacos: Greek poet and playwright.
- Elizabeth Arden: US cosmetic manufacturer.
- Yardbird 1st US tour (NYC)
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- The Association - Cherish
- Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
- The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- Herman's Hermits - Dandy
- Eric Burdon and the Animals - See See Rider
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