Tuesday 28 June 1966
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andrew Lang and Mike Bellamy.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra.
In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits.
The Sword of Doom, directed by Kihachi Okamoto, 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 Dark Shadows.
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 June 1966 ?
- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- Andrew Lang: NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks).
- Mike Bellamy: WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Mary Stuart Masterson in Houston: Texas, USA; actress (Some Kind of Wonderful).
- Hilary Young: American astrologer, founder of inTheStars.
- John Cusack: American actor.
- Peeter Allik: Estonian painter and illustrator
- Bobby Bare: Jr. American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mary Masterson: American actress director and producer
- Sara Stewart: Scottish actress
- Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
- In Argentina, a junta deposes president Arturo Umberto Illia in a coup, and appoints General Juan Carlos Onganía to lead.
- A sailors' strike, organised by the National Union of Seamen, ends in the United Kingdom.
- Vietnam War: U.S. planes begin bombing Hanoi and Haiphong.
- France formally leaves NATO.
- The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded in Washington, DC.
- July ndash Gangster Charlie Richardson is arrested by police and sentenced to 25 years in prison in the following year for his part in the Torture Gang assaults.
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
- The Beatles - Paperback Writer
- The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
- The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
- Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
- Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky
- The Capitols - Cool Jerk
- Simon and Garfunkel - I Am A Rock
- The Lovin' Spoonful - Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
- Robert Parker - Barefootin'
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