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My 50th Birthday Bash in Belfast

Hi all,

Writing from a very wet, damp , foggy Belfast and suffering the hang-over from hell. I’m ashamed to say that I went to my 50th Birthday bash on Friday and have been partying hard seen then and now I am suffering and paying for my sins. I’m getting way to old for this.

Anyway here’s a selection  of photos from the birthday bash – it’s nor actually  my birthday until the 16th of July – but wanted to be home for the glorious  11th & 12th and I’m praying the rain stop and the sun shines throughout next few days!

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Its my Birthday – 16th July 1966. Forty Nine today and feeling it!

I  was born on Saturday, 16 July 1966

Its not escaped my attention that my birth date includes the satanic numbers 666

Forty Nine years old and feeling it

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What was happening in 1966?

  • British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flies to Moscow to try to start peace negotiations about the Vietnam War (the Soviet government rejects his proposals).

Whole lotta love 1979

  • Chinese engineer Hsu Tsu-tsai is found badly injured in The Hague, Netherlands after an apparent defection attempt. He is later abducted from hospital by Chinese officials and dies the next day at the Chinese legation. China and the Netherlands suspend diplomatic relations, and a five-month siege of the Chinese legation follows as Dutch police seek to question Hsu’s colleagues.[7]
  • The 1966 British Grand Prix is held at Brands Hatch and is won by Jack Brabham,[8] with Denny Hulme in second place.

Average House Price 3,840

Gallon of Petrol 5 shillings or 26 new pence

Aberfan Disaster

  • Aberfan disaster in South Wales on October 21st in United Kingdom, a slag heap containing unwanted rock from the local coal mine slid down Merthyr Mountain. As it collapsed it destroyed twenty houses and a farm before going on to demolish virtually all of Pantglas Junior School 144 people were killed, 116 of whom were children mostly between the ages of 7 and 10.

England defeats Germany to win the 1966 World Cup Final. Find Out More About More Football World Cup and the origins, growth, and the modern game of soccer.

Popular Culture

Star Trek first episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek

(The Man Trap)

Author Jacqueline Susann has her first novel, Valley of the Dolls publish

Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” the animated television special adapted from the book is shown for first time on CBS

The Grinch  Ending  (Original  1966)

Simon  and  Garfunkel  release  Sounds  of  Silence,

Simon  &  Garfunkel  –  Sounds  Of    Silence   (Live  Canadian  TV,  1966)

Popular   Films

Thunderball

Dr. Zhivago

The Trailer Of This Great and Beatiful Movie of David Lean

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966): Killing Martha

A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons 1966 Biography / Drama Movies HD Full Movie

Popular Musicians

All my favourite songs from these great bands

The Mamas and the Papas

California Dreamin – Mamas & The Papas

The Who

THE WHO – 1966 – “My Generation”

The Beatles

The Beatles- yesterday live(1966)

The Monkees

The Kinks

The Kinks – “You Really Got Me” (1966)

The Small Faces

All Or Nothing

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys – God only knows (1966)

The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones – Paint It Black 1966

Simon and Garfunkel

Scarborough Fair / Canticle. Simon & Garfunkel..(1966)

Popular Songs

I’m a Believer The Monkees

The Monkees – I’m a Believer, 1966

Good Vibrations The beach Boys

The Beach Boys ~ Good Vibrations (1966

Monday Monday The Mamas and the Papas

The Mamas & The Papas – Monday Monday 1966

Wild Thing The Troggs

The Troggs – Wild Thing (1966)

Born This Year 1966

David Schwimmer November 2nd

Gordon Ramsay November 8th

Adam Sandler September 9th

Mike Tyson June 30th

Technology 1966

Worlds first vertical Jump Jet the Harrier is introduced in UK

Hovercraft service begins over the English Channel

Pampers create the first disposable Diaper

Color Television Sets become popular

There are 78 million cars registered in the US

 Moon Landing Russia Luna 9 lands softly on the Moon Space Docking

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Famous Britons born in 1966 Alan Davies Ben Miller Charlie Boorman Charlie Dimmock Chris Eubank Chris Evans David Cameron David Platt Donal MacIntyre Gordon Ramsay Helena Bonham Carter Jay Rayner Jeremy Hunt John Bishop John Rankin Waddell Mark Blundell Mervyn King Michaela Strachan Mitch Tonks Peter Jones Phil Tufnell Rick Astley Roger Black Russell Watson Sally Gunnell Samantha Fox Tony Adams

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