• Indira Gandhi is named the Prime Minister of India.
• Scientists cracked our genetic code
• Miranda v. Arizona: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
• Lyndon Johnson signs the 1966 Uniform Time Act, dealing with daylight saving time he also signs the Freedom of Information Act, which goes into effect the following year.
• The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded in Washington, DC
• Sniper Charles Whitman kills 13 people and wounds 31 from atop the University of Texas at Austin Main Building tower, after earlier killing his wife and mother.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Thunderball”, “Dr. Zhivago” & “A Man For All Seasons”.
• T.V.: “Bonanza”, “The Red Skelton Show” “Bewitched” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Narrated by Boris Karloff, is shown for the first time on CBS, becoming an annual Christmas tradition.)
• Color Television Sets become popular
• The album Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is released.
• Bob Dylan's album, Blonde on Blonde is released in the U.S.
• The National Hockey League expands to twelve teams.
• John Lennon proclaimed that the Beatles were “More popular than Jesus”
• Kwanza is celebrated for the first time.
• Walt Disney
• Lenny Bruce
• written by John Phillips for the album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.
• It was the group's only number one hit.
• This song includes a false ending, (when there is a pause before the coda of the song, and goes up a half note for the bridges and refrains of the song.) It was the second consecutive number one hit song in the U.S. to contain a false ending, succeeding Good Lovin' by the Young Rascals.
• The Mamas & the Papas won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song.
• Here is “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas and The Papas Your #1@1 from May 1966