Thursday 28 April 1966
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Luc Crétier and John Daly.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Good Lovin' by Young Rascals.
In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits.
Arabesque, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Billion Dollar Brain by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Court Martial.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Jean-Luc Crétier: French skier, winner of Gold Medal in the Downhill in Nagano.
- John Daly: American golfer, a member of the PGA Tour.
- Too hort
- Too Short: American rapper.
- Jim Poole: Rochester, New York -- Pitcher (Cleveland Indians).
- Jim Poole in Rochester: New York, USA; pitcher (Cleveland Indians).
- John Patrick Daly in Sacramento: California, USA; PGA golfer (1995 British Open).
- Ralph Bunker: Actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77.
- 38th Academy Awards - The Sound of Music, Julie Christie and Lee Marvin win.
- OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms.
- Cleveland Indians tie record with 10th straight win since Opening Day.
- 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
- In Rhodesia, security forces kill 7 ZANLA men in combat ''Chimurenga'', the ZANU rebellion, begins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Young Rascals - Good Lovin'
- The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration
- The Mamas & The Papas - Monday, Monday
- The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
- Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
- Paul Revere and the Raiders - Kicks
- The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
- Cher - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
- Herman's Hermits - Leaning On The Lamp Post
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