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1966 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

1966 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates




The top movies of 1966 were A Man For All Seasons, Georgy Girl, Alfie, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And Born Free.




Introductions in 1966 included the Oldsmobile Tornado, - Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, Coke introduced ‘Fresca’ and Milton Bradley brought out the great party game ‘Twister’.




Top albums of 1966 included both Rubber Soul and Revolver by The Beatles, Aftermath by the rolling stones, Dr. Zhivago soundtrack and What Now My Love by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.



The Beatles went on tour for the last time. Their last public concert was on august 29th , at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.


On the fashion scene in ‘66, paper dresses were ‘in’, wraparound sunglasses were ‘cool’ and pink lipstick was ‘hot’.


War demonstrations were a common sight and ‘hippies’, also known as ‘flower children’ preached the slogan ‘Make Love, Not War’.


Notable names we lost in 1966 included Walt Disney, Lenny Bruce, Bobby Fuller, Sophie Tucker, Buster Keaton, Ed Wynn, Clifton Webb and S.S. Kresge.



TV shows which made their debut in 1966 included The Monkees, Star Trek, Batman, Mission: Impossible, That Girl, Family Affair and The Avengers.



How do you like these prices from 1966? A large jar of peanut butter, 79 cents, tomato soup - 6 tins for 69 cents, a box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes was stamped 39 cents and a carton of cigarettes cost $3.45.


Music artists who had their first hit in 1966 included The Monkees, The Association, Neil Diamond, the Mamas and Papas, Tommy James and the Shondells, and B.J. Thomas.


Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California.


Frank Sinatra and actress Mia Farrow are married in a 5-minute ceremony in Las Vegas.

The Grammy award winning record of the year was ‘Strangers In The Night’ by Frank Sinatra.


The Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in four games straight to win the World Series.


Entertainers who were born in 1966 include Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, John Cusack and Janet Jackson.


The Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 2 to win the Stanley Cup.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Ottawa Rough Riders 29 - 14 to win the Grey Cup.