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Thursday, 16 December 1965

1965-12-16

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Slender Thread, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while Those Who Love by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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The Slender Thread

The Slender Thread

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin

Country: United States

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Thunderball

Thunderball

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi

Country: United States

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Power Game

The Power Game

Starring: Patrick Wymark, Jack Watling, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray

Country: United Kingdom

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Starring: John Ronane, Ann Bell, Glynn Edwards, Joan Miller

Country: United Kingdom

Knock on Any Door

Knock on Any Door

Written by: Ted Willis

Starring: Ted Willis, David Collings, Ewan Hooper, Helen Fraser

Country: United Kingdom

Morning Star

Morning Star

Written by: Ted Corday

Starring: William Arvin

Country: United States

The Trials of O'Brien

The Trials of O'Brien

Written by: Gene Wang

Starring: Peter Falk

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Thursday, 16 December 1965 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
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Facts:
  • Gemini 6 returns to Earth.
  • Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit.
  • Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1965 ?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7952
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: General Harold K. Johnson -- Dec. 10, 1965
  • Life: Texas linebacker Tommy Nobis football
  • Vogue

Books

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

The Source by James A. Michener

The Source

By: James A. Michener

In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city ...

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Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman

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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Herzog by Saul Bellow

Herzog

By: Saul Bellow

In one of his finest achievements, Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow presents a multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, a man struggling with the complexity of existence and longing for redemption.This

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The Looking Glass War by John Le Carre

The Looking Glass War

By: John Le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous."It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from ...

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