Sunday 30 October 1966
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Scott Innes.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to 96 Tears by ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
Manos: The Hands of Fate, directed by Harold P. Warren, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while A Dream Of Kings by Harry Mark Petrakis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vendetta.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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- St. Marcel
- Bl. John Slade
- St. Theonestus
- St. Talacrian
- St. Herbert
- St. Serapion
- USA - Mischief Night in some areas (known as Devil's Night in Detroit)
- St. Macarius
- Also see October 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- St. Zenobius & Zenobia
- St. Saturninus
- St. Dorothy of Montau
- St. Artemas
- St. Arilda
- St. Alfonso Rodrfguez
- Calendar of Saints - October 30th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Bl. Angelus of Acri
- St. Maximus
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Jordanian-born Mujahid (Born 1966).
- Scott Innes: American voice actor.
- Dale Dawkins: American athlete, pro-football for the New York Jets, he was wide receiver for four seasons beginning in 1990.
- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi : Jordanian terrorist (d. 2006).
- Yorgos Theotokas: Greek novelist (Born 1906).
- Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
- Herman's Hermits - Dandy
- Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- Tommy Roe - Hooray For Hazel
- The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow
- Eric Burdon and the Animals - See See Rider
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