Monday 31 October 1966, Halloween
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ad-Rock and Georg Friedrich (actor).
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Last Train To Clarksville by The Monkees.
In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits.
Cul-de-sac, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966
while The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Vendetta.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Ad-Rock : American rapper producer and actor (Beastie Boys and BS 2000).
- Georg Friedrich (actor)
- Mike O'Malley: American actor and writer who has appeared in many films and television series.
- Ad-Rock [Adam: Horowitz]; rocker (Beastie Boys - "You Gotta Fight").
- Jean-Claude Gos: French Neo-Nazi and bigoted fanatic.
- Adam Horovitz: Rapper.
- Joseph Boyden: Canadian-American author and academic.
- Koji Kanemoto: Wrestler (NJPW / AAA / UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee).
- Annabella Lwin: Burmese singer-songwriter and producer (Bow Wow Wow).
- Jon Wurster: American drummer and radio host (Superchunk and The Mountain Goats).
- Brian Keyser: Castro Valley, California -- Pitcher (Chicago White Sox).
- Adam Horovitz (Adrock): American rapper (Beastie Boys).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1966 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
- ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians - 96 Tears
- Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town
- Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There
- Herman's Hermits - Dandy
- Tommy Roe - Hooray For Hazel
- Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
- Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
- The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow
- The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee
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