1. The number-one hit song in the U.S. was Ballad of the Green Berets by SSgt Barry Sadler. Click here to listen.
2. Price of a first class stamp: $0.05.
3. Texas Western beat the University of Kentucky for the NCAA Basketball Championship.
4. Demonstrations were held throughout the United States and the world against the Vietnam War on March 26, 1966.
5. Mini-skirts and bell bottom pants were the fashion rage.
6. The first Star Trek episode, "The Man Trap," was broadcast on September 8. The plot concerns a creature that sucks salt from human bodies.
7. The average price of a new home was $23,300.
8. The US Supreme Court issues its "Miranda" ruling, which dictates that suspects must be told that they have a right to legal counsel and that they do not have to answer police questions.
9. As a promotion, the Scott Paper Company sold paper dresses for only $1.25. If the dress was too long, you could have a mini dress just by using a pair of scissors. Sadly, the fad quickly died out.
10. The Beatles perform their final live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA on August 29th.