Thursday 26 May 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Helena Bonham Carter and Zola Budd.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge.
In UK Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann was in the top 5 hits.
The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Förster Horn.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Germain of Paris
- Blessed Pieter of Ter Duinen
- Saint William of Aquitaine
- Saint Simitrius
- Saint Philip Neri (died 1595)
- Saint Lambert (d.1154)
- Saint Berenger (died 1093)
- Georgia - National Day
- Poland - Mother's Day
- Australia - National Sorry Day
- Helena Bonham Carter: English actress.
- Zola Budd: South African-British athlete called the world's fastest woman.
- Billy Downes in Camden: New Jersey, USA; Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic).
- Helena Carter: Movie Actress.
- Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in HuT South-Vietnam.
- Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from United Kingdom.
- Guyana achieves independence.
- It's a Small World opens at Disneyland.
- Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack.
- The Indonesian and Malaysian governments declare that the Indonesian Confrontation is over (a treaty is signed on August 11).
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
- The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind Of Love
- The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
- The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
- Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
- Simon and Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- The Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
- James Brown - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
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