Sunday 29 May 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Floyd Turner and Natalie Nougayrède.
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 The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman 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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
Which were the important events of 29 May 1966 ?
- Nigeria: Democracy Day.
- Saint Theodosia
- Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
- United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
- Venezuela: Tree Day.
- Saint Erwin
- Saint Maximinus of Trier
- Argentina: Army Day.
- Blessed Adhemar
- Floyd Turner: NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts).
- Natalie Nougayrède: French journalist, director of the journal "Le Monde" since March 2013.
- Jean Van de Velde: French professional golfer who is known mainly for his dramatic loss at The Open Championship in 1999.
- Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational.
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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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?