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Friday 8 April 1966

1966-04-08

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of April people in US were listening to (You're My) Soul And Inspiration by The Righteous Brothers. In UK Somebody Help Me by The Spencer Davis Group was in the top 5 hits. Fantômas, directed by Andr Hunebelle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Double Image by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Fantômas

Directed by: Andr Hunebelle

Starring: Jean Marais, Louis de Funs, Mylne Demongeot

Country: United States

Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Frederick de Cordova

Starring: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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The Trouble with Angels

Directed by: Ida Lupino

Starring: Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Binnie Barnes

Country: United States

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Harper

Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris

Country: United States

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The Chase

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Avengers

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Patrick Macnee

Country: United Kingdom

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The Liars

Starring: William Mervyn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Isla Blair, Ian Ogilvy

Country: United Kingdom

A Whole Scene Going

Starring: Barry Fantoni, Wendy Varnals

Country: United Kingdom

The Alan Burke Show

Starring: Alan Burke

Country: United States

Firing Line

Starring: William F. Buckley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • OAO 1, 1st orbiting astronomical observatory, launched
  • Leonid Brezhnev elected Secretary-General of Soviet communist party.
  • AFL chooses 36-year-old Al Davis as commissioner.
  • Buddhists in South Vietnam protest against the fact that the new government has not set a date for free elections.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 1966?

  • Life: Captain Pete Dawkins
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Is God Dead? -- Apr. 8, 1966
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7967

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Those Who Love

By: Irving Stone

Those Who Love is a biographical novel of John Adams, as told from the perspective of his wife, Abigail Adams.

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Up The Down Staircase

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United ...

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Airs Above The Ground

By: Mary Stewart

Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire.

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The Lockwood Concern

By: John O'Hara

THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cyborg 009

Platform: Mega CD

Genre: Science fiction, Action, Adventure

Publisher: Telenet Japan

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