Class of 1966

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Class of 1965
Class of 1967


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1966 Historical Events

Gas Price:
$0.32/gallon

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36th President:
Lyndon B. Johnson

Served from November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969 (5 years)
World Series Winner:
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)

Defeated the Minnesota Twins (AL) with a record of 4-3
All US cigarette packs have to carry the warning that cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health

Entertainment

For 1966 movies, The Bible came out on top. It grossed over $34,900,023 to make it the most popular movie of 1966. Among 1966 TV shows, Bonanza was the most popular for the year.

 

Top Movies from 1966

  • Hawaii
  • The Bible: In the Beginning
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Sand Pebbles
  • A Man For All Seasons
  • Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
  • The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming!
  • Grand Prix
  • The Professionals
  • Alfie
 

Top Songs from 1966

  • The Ballad Of The Green Berets, Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • Cherish, Association
  • (You're My) Soul And Inspiration, Righteous Brothers
  • Monday, Monday, The Mama's and The Papa's
  • 96 Tears, ? and The Mysterians
  • Last Train To Clarksville, The Monkees
  • Reach Out I'll Be There, Four Tops

Billboard Top Songs from 1966

All of the 1966 hits below topped the 1966 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1966 top songs?

RankArtistSong
1.Sgt. Barry SadlerThe Ballad Of The Green Berets
2.AssociationCherish
3.Righteous Brothers(You're My) Soul And Inspiration
4.Four TopsReach Out I'll Be There
5.? and The Mysterians96 Tears
6.MonkeesLast Train To Clarksville
7.Mama's and The Papa'sMonday, Monday
8.SupremesYou Can't Hurry Love
9.Johnny RiversPoor Side Of Town
10.Mama's and The Papa'sCalifornia Dreamin'
11.Lovin' SpoonfulSummer In The City
12.Roger WilliamsBorn Free
13.Nancy SinatraThese Boots Are Made For Walkin'
14.Jimmy RuffinWhat Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
15.Frank SinatraStrangers In The Night
16.BeatlesWe Can Work It Out
17.Young RascalsGood Lovin'
18.New Vaudeville BandWinchester Cathedral
19.Tommy James and The ShondellsHanky Panky
20.Percy SledgeWhen A Man Loves A Woman
21.Rolling StonesPaint It Black
22.Petula ClarkMy Love
23.Lou ChristieLightnin' Strikes
24.TroggsWild Thing
25.Paul Revere and The RaidersKicks
26.DonovanSunshine Superman
27.Bobby HebbSunny
28.BeatlesPaperback Writer
29.HappeningsSee You In September
30.SupremesYou Keep Me Hangin' On
31.Sam The Sham and The PharaohsLil' Red Riding Hood
32.Mitch Ryder and The Detroit WheelsDevil With A Blue Dress On and Good Golly Miss Molly (Medley)
33.Beach BoysGood Vibrations
34.MindbendersA Groovy Kind Of Love
35.Dusty SpringfieldYou Don't Have To Say You Love Me
36.The CapitolsCool Jerk
37.Sandy PoseyBorn A Woman
38.CyrkleRed Rubber Ball
39.Carla ThomasB-A-B-Y
40.Left BankeWalk Away Renee
41.Lovin' SpoonfulDaydream
42.OutsidersTime Won't Let Me
43.Tommy RoeHooray For Hazel
44.Tommy RoeSweet Pea
45.HolliesBus Stop
46.James and Bobby PurifyI'm Your Puppet
47.B.J. Thomas and The TriumphsI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
48.TemptationsAin't Too Proud To Beg
49.StandellsDirty Water
50.Bob LindElusive Butterfly
51.Simon and GarfunkelI Am A Rock
52.Ray CharlesCrying Time
53.Johnny RiversSecret Agent Man
54.Simon and GarfunkelThe Sounds Of Silence
55.Peter and GordonLady Godiva
56.Simon and GarfunkelHomeward Bound
57.Lovin' SpoonfulDid You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?
58.Robert ParkerBarefootin'
59.Stevie WonderUptight (Everything's Alright)
60.CherBang Bang
61.Beach BoysSloop John B
62.Rolling Stones19th Nervous Breakdown
63.The SurfarisWipe Out
64.Count FivePsychotic Reaction
65.TemptationsBeauty Is Only Skin Deep
66.T-BonesNo Matter What Shape (Your Stomach Is In)
67.Paul Revere and The RaidersJust Like Me
68.Deon JacksonLove Makes The World Go Round
69.Crispian St. PetersThe Pied Piper
70.Brenda LeeComing On Strong
71.Ray Conniff and The SingersSomewhere My Love
72.David HoustonAlmost Persuaded
73.Bobby DarinIf I Were A Carpenter
74.MarvelettesDon't Mess With Bill
75.Neil DiamondCherry, Cherry
76.Lee DorseyWorking In The Coal Mine
77.Dionne WarwickMessage To Michael
78.Lou RawlsLove Is A Hurtin' Thing
79.Beach BoysBarbara Ann
80.Shadows Of KnightGloria
81.SupremesMy World Is Empty Without You
82.Bob DylanRainy Day Women #12 And 35
83.SandpipersGuantanamera
84.Wilson PickettLand Of 1,000 Dances
85.Shades Of BlueOh How Happy
86.Peter and GordonWoman
87.TurtlesYou Baby
88.VoguesFive O'clock World
89.Los BravosBlack Is Black
90.BeatlesNowhere Man
91.Herman's HermitsDandy
92.Slim HarpoBaby Scratch My Back
93.Gary Lewis and The PlayboysShe's Just My Style
94.Chris MontezThe More I See You
95.Bobby Fuller FourI Fought The Law
96.BeatlesYellow Submarine
97.Paul Revere and The RaidersHungry
98.Herb Alpert and The Tijuana BrassZorba The Greek
99.YardbirdsShapes Of Things
100.Wilson Pickett634-5789

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1966

Girls

  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Barbara
  4. Patricia
  5. Susan

Guys

  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. William
  5. David

Class of 1966 Yearbook

Class of 1966 Reunion

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Class of 1966: If are part of the 1966 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit Classmates.com® to find old friends from the class of 1966 and reconnect with fellow class of '66 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1966 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1966, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1966, try the Class of 1965 or the Class of 1967.