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1966 Trivia

<< - 1965
World Series Champions:
Baltimore Orioles
NFL Champions:
Green Bay Packers
AFL Champions:
Kansas City Chiefs
NBA Champions:
Boston Celtics
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf:
Billy Casper
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Fred Stolle/Maria Bueno
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Manuel Santana/Billie Jean King
NCAA Football Champions:
Michigan State & Notre Dame
NCAA Basketball Champions:
Texas Western
Kentucky Derby:
Kauai King
World Cup (Soccer):
England
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Diana Rigg, Doris Day, Annette Funicello, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda
"The Quotes"

"Beam me up, Scotty"
- William Shatner, as Cat. James Kirk, in 'Star Trek'

"Have it your way"
- Burger King

"Fly the friendly skies"
- United Airlines

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
The Generation Twenty-Five and Under (Baby Boomers)
Miss America:
Deborah Bryant (Overland Park, KS)
Miss USA:
Maria Remenyi (California)
The Scandal:
John Lennon commented that The Beatles were "bigger than Jesus."
Nerd News:

James Faria and Robert Wright of Monsanto Industries invented AstroTurf in 1965. In 1966, it was first used in Huston's Astro Dome.

Stephanie Kwolek invented Kevlar, pound-for-pound, five times stronger than steel.

Allen Astles tiddlywinked 10,000 tiddlywinks in just 3 hours, 51 minites and 41 seconds at the University of Wales.

The 8-track was a new-fangeled option on many Ford cars.

1st appearances & 1966's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Spirograph, Twister, Barrel Of Monkeys, Crazy Maze, View-Master* with TV themed reels
1966 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Bonanza (NBC)
2. The Red Skelton Show (CBS)
3. The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
4. The Lucy Show (CBS)
5. The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS)
6. Green Acres (CBS)
7. Daktari (CBS)
8. Bewitched (ABC)
9. The Beverly Hillbillies (CBS)
10. Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. (CBS)

The biggest Pop Artists of 1966 include:
The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Billy Stewart, The Capitols, Carla Thomas, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Presley, The Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Herman's Hermits, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Joe Tex, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Lou Rawls, The Lovin Spoonful, The Mamas & the Papas, The Marvelettes, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Otis Redding, Johnny Rivers, Percy Sledge, Petula Clark, Ray Charles, The Righteous Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Sam & Dave, Simon & Garfunkle, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Tommy James & the Shondells, Wilson Pickett

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1966:
January 1, 1966 - January 7, 1966: Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence

January 8, 1966 - February 4, 1966: The Beatles - We Can Work It Out

February 5, 1966 - February 18, 1966: Petula Clark - My Love

February 19, 1966 - February 25, 1966: Lou Christie - Lightnin' Strikes

February 26, 1966 - March 4, 1966: Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

March 5, 1966 - April 8, 1966: Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets

April 9, 1966 - April 29, 1966: The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration

April 30, 1966 - May 6, 1966: Young Rascals - Good Lovin'

May 7, 1966 - May 27, 1966: The Mamas & the Papas - Monday, Monday

May 28, 1966 - June 10, 1966: Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

June 11, 1966 - June 24, 1966: The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

June 25, 1966 - July 8, 1966: The Beatles - Paperback Writer

July 9, 1966 - July 15, 1966: Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night

July 16, 1966 - July 29, 1966: Tommy James and the Shondells - Hanky Panky

July 30, 1966 - August 12, 1966: The Troggs - Wild Thing

August 13, 1966 - September 2, 1966: The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City

September 3, 1966 - September 9, 1966: Donovan - Sunshine Superman

September 10, 1966 - September 23, 1966: The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

September 24, 1966 - October 14, 1966: The Association - Cherish

October 15, 1966 - October 28, 1966: Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There

October 29, 1966 - November 4, 1966: Question Mark & the Mysterians - 96 Tears

November 5, 1966 - November 11, 1966: The Monkees - Last Train to Clarksville

November 12, 1966 - November 18, 1966: Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town

November 19, 1966 - December 2, 1966: The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On

December 3, 1966 - December 9, 1966: The New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral

December 10, 1966 - December 30, 1966: The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

December 31, 1966 - February 17, 1967: The Monkees - I'm a Believer