Here are some interesting facts and events from the year 1966! What are your memories from the year?
The world population was 3.39 billion and Harold Holt took office as Australian Prime Minister on Australia Day after the retirement of Sir Robert Menzies. As well, the mysterious disappearance of the Beaumont Children from Glenelg captivated and frightened Australia.
This was also a big year for the Australian currency. The Australian Pound was formerly replaced by the Australian Dollar, with two dollars to a pound. Do you remember the Australian Pound?
In music, The Rolling Stones released their hit song ‘Paint It Black’, David Bowie releases his debut album ‘Can’t Help Thinking About Me’ and the Beach Boys released their hit album, ‘Pet Sounds’. What was your favourite track of the 1960s? Do you remember singing along to the Beach Boys?
The now iconic sci-fi franchise Star Trek debuted on television along with ‘Batman’ the television series. The legendary film the ‘Sound of Music’ won the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards.
How old were you in 1966? What are your memories from the year? Share your memories with us in the comments below.