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1966 - News and Entertainment

'Everyone looking for something but not necessarily finding it' !

It seemed that 1966 was a bit of a mixed bag, especially in the Music Industry; you had the older standard type tunes with Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves etc. sharing the top sellers lists with the Rolling Stones and Beatles etc.

John Lennon made his infamous 'we're more popular than Jesus' remark in the USA
The dog 'Pickles' finds the stolen World Cup trophy in a South London garden
The Labour Party win the General Election, Sir Harold Wilson remains Prime Minister
The Hovercraft is first used to carry passengers accross the English Channel
US Troops in Vietnam now total a quarter of a million
England win the football World Cup beating West Germany 4-2
The first ever episode of Star Trek is shown on American TV
Legendry film maker Walt Disney dies
No Nobel Peace Prize awarded this year

Years top selling Album (UK)

Revolver - The Beatles

Years top selling Single (UK)

Green Green Grass of Home - Tom Jones

Best Movie Oscar

The Sound of Music

Best Actor Oscar

Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou

Best Actress Oscar

Julie Christie - Darling

At the Cinema 1966

Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf, A man for all Seasons, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Blow Up, Alfie, The Professionals, Grand Prix, Georgy Girl

People born in 1966

Lisa Stansfield, Phil Tufnell, Jonathan Edwards, Eric Cantana, Halle Berry, David Cameron, Mike Tyson, Helena Bonham Carter, Gordon Ramsay, Cindy Crawford,

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UK Singles - No.1 hits 1966

The Spencer Davis Group - "Keep On Running"
The Overlanders - "Michelle"
Nancy Sinatra - "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
The Walker Brothers - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
The Spencer Davis Group - "Somebody Help Me"
Dusty Springfield - "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"
Manfred Mann - "Pretty Flamingo"
The Rolling Stones - "Paint It, Black"
Frank Sinatra - "Strangers in the Night"
The Beatles - "Paperback Writer"
The Kinks - "Sunny Afternoon"
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames - "Getaway"
Chris Farlowe - "Out of Time"
The Troggs - "With a Girl Like You"
The Beatles - "Yellow Submarine" / "Eleanor Rigby"
Small Faces - "All or Nothing"
Jim Reeves -"Distant Drums"
Four Tops - "Reach Out I'll Be There"
The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"
Tom Jones - "Green, Green Grass of Home"

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