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Friday 21 October 1966

1966-10-21

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Fortune Cookie

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich

Country: United States

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Spinout

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain

Country: United States

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton

Country: United States

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Hawaii

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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Seconds

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Jackie Gleason Show

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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T.H.E. Cat

Written by: Harry Julian Fink

Starring: Robert Loggia, Robert Carricart, R.G. Armstrong

Country: United States

The Jean Arthur Show

Starring: Jean Arthur, Ron Harper

Country: United States

Hey, Landlord

Written by: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Starring: Will Hutchins, Sandy Baron

Country: United States

Cool McCool

Written by: Al Brodax, Bob Kane

Starring: Chuck McCann, Bob McFadden, Carol Corbett

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Arne Sandst?: Norwegian footballer.
  • Phillip Price: Welsh golfer.
  • Igor Prins: Estonian footballer and manager.
  • Arne Sandstø: Norwegian footballer and manager.
  • Stephen Gruning: American homicide: jealous and controlling, he stormed into the apartment of his former girl friend, Rhonda Stuart, with a shot-gun, sledgehammer and revolver on 2/12/1995 at 6:00 AM.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales
  • Aberfan disaster: A slag heap collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.

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Magazine Covers

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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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