Wednesday 28 December 1966
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Giulia Gam and Jan Bijvoet.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to I'm A Believer by The Monkees.
In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.
Grand Prix, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Captain by Jan de Hartog was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Woody Woodbury Show.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 December 1966 ?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Giulia Gam: Brazilian actress, talented and versatile in comedy, drama, theater and soaps.
- Jan Bijvoet
- Joe Wolf: NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals).
- Jean-Christophe Choblet: French landscaper, designer of the Paris-Plages (Paris beaches), temporary artificial beaches created each summer along the river Seine in the centre of Paris, and, since 2007, along the Bassin de la Villette in the northeast of Paris.
- Eric Evans: American gay video pornstar.
- 13 die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts
- Thirteen die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts, USA.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Monkees - I'm A Believer
- The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron
- The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
- Frank Sinatra - That's Life
- Nancy Sinatra - Sugar Town
- Donovan - Mellow Yellow
- Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is
- The Temptations - (I Know) I'm Losing You
- Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
- Paul Revere & the Raiders - Good Thing
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The Beatles - Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
- Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home
- The Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
- Val Doonican - What Would I Be
- The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
- Cliff Richard - Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)
- The Seekers - The Carnival Is Over
- The Seekers - Morningtown Ride
- The Walker Brothers - My Ship Is Coming In
- The Small Faces - My Mind's Eye
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