Back in '66
   

Back in '66

1. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
2. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
3. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Four Tops
4. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
5. Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
6. Eight Miles High - Byrds
7. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
8. Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
9. You Keep Me Hangin' On - Supremes
10. Wild Thing - Troggs


Top Grossing Films in the US

1. Hawaii
2. The Bible: In the Beginning
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4. The Sand Pebbles
5. A Man For All Seasons
6. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
7. The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
8. Grand Prix
9. The Professionals
10. Alfie

Movie Awards in 1966

Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Supporting Actor: Walter Matthau - The Fortune Cookie
Best Supporting Actress: Sandy Dennis - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Foreign Language Film: A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme), directed by Claude Lelouch, France

World Events

France withdraws its forces from NATO. President De Gaulle visits the USSR (June 20).
Sukarno leaves office in Indonesia; Suharto assumes power.
Botswana, Lesotho, and Guyana become independent states within the British Commonwealth.
India suffers the worst famine in 20 years; Lyndon Johnson asks for $1 billion in aid to the country.

U.S. Events

Medicare begins (July 1).
Supreme Court decides Miranda v. Arizona, protecting rights of the accused.
Stokeley Carmichael elected president of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Background: Student movements

Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars): $787.8 billion
Federal spending: $134.53 billion
Federal debt: $328.5 billion
Consumer Price Index: 32.4
Unemployment: 4.5%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05

Sports

World Series
Baltimore d. LA Dodgers (4-0)
NBA Championship
Boston d. LA Lakers (4-3)
Stanley Cup
Montreal d. Detroit (4-2)
Wimbledon
Women: Billie Jean King d. M. Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)
Men: Manuel Santana d. D. Ralston (6-4 11-9 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Kauai King
NCAA Basketball Championship
Texas Western d. Kentucky (72-65)
NCAA Football Champions
Notre Dame (AP, UPI, FW, NFF-tie) (9-0-1) & Michigan St. (NFF-tie) (9-0-1)
World Cup
England d. W. Germany (4-2)

 
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