Thursday 20 October 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Stefan Raab and Erin Deiters.
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 Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cliff Dexter.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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- October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
- French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Stefan Raab: Stefan Konrad Raab is a German entertainer, comedian, musician and former television host.
- Erin Deiters: Green Bay, Wisconsin -- WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th - 1994).
- Fred Coury in Johnston City: New York, USA; rocker (Cinderella - "Heartbreak Station").
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Jordanian militant and Al-Qaeda figure (d. 2006).
- Catherine Galvin: American state trooper who accidentally shot herself to death while cleaning her gun, 10/29/1994, 00:30 AM.
- Fred Coury: American drummer (Cinderella London and Arcade).
- Allan Donald: South African cricketer and coach.
- Patrick Volkerding: American computer scientist and engineer founded Slackware.
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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