This was Billboard’s number one single song for 1966.

  • “Born Free” by Roger Williams
  • “The Ballad of the Green Berets” by Barry Sadler
  • “Monday, Monday” by the Mamas & the Papas
  • “Paint It, Black” by the Rolling Stones

Today in History: Born on April 5

1483

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio), Italian painter (Sistine Madonna).

1786

Sacagawea (also Sacajawea), American explorer.

1866

Lincoln Joseph Steffens, journalist.

1905

W. Warrick Cardozo, physician, researcher of Sickle Cell Anemia.

1927

Gerry Mulligan, jazz saxophonist.

1928

James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA.

1929

Andre Previn, pianist and conductor.

1937

Merle Haggard, American country musician.