Sunday August 21, 1966
US date format: 8/21/1966, UK date format: 21/8/1966
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 John Wetteland and Colin Cunningham.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful.
In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits.
Follow Me, Boys!, directed by Norman Tokar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chain Letter.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 21, 1966?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Seven men are sentenced to death in Egypt, for anti-Nasser agitation.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 21, 1966?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer In The City
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Lil' Red Riding Hood
- The Troggs - Wild Thing
- Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!
- The Happenings - See You In September
- Crispian St. Peters - The Pied Piper
- The Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper
- Petula Clark - I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
- Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
- Stevie Wonder - Blowin In The Wind
- Bobby Hebb - Sunny
- Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart
- Percy Sledge - Warm And Tender Love
- Mable John - Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
- Rosco Robinson - That's Enough
- Ramsey Lewis - Wade In The Water
- The Platters - I Love You 1000 Times
- Joe Tex - I Believe I'm Gonna Make It
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