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Monday 1 August 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Horacia de la Pena and Pat Carter. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Wild Thing by The Troggs. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. This Property Is Condemned, directed by Sydney Pollack, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Informer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Informer

Written by: Geoffrey Bellman, John Whitney

Starring: Ian Hendry, Neil Hallett, Jean Marsh, Heather Sears

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Dark Shadows

Written by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett

Country: United States

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Chronicle

Starring: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet

Starring: Ilja Richter, Lotti Ohnesorge, Suzanne Doucet

Förster Horn

Starring: Heinz Engelmann, Alice Treff, Alice Lach, Horst Keitel

Movies

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

This Property Is Condemned

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson

Country: United States

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Batman

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether

Country: United States

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Torn Curtain

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova

Country: United States

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How to Steal a Million

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

Country: United States

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A Man and a Woman

Directed by: Claude Lelouch

Starring: Anouk Aime, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Barouh

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 August 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
  • Switzerland - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Horacia de la Pena: Argentina -- Tennis star.
  • Pat Carter: NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals).
  • James St James: American author and nightlife personality.
  • Mark Pitman: English national hunt jockey who won over 300 races during his ten year riding career, many at the top level, and was leading jockey at the prestigious Aintree festival.
  • George Ducas: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Bud Powell: American Jazz pianist, a virtuoso of the bebop era of the 1940s and 50s.
  • Charles Whitman: kills 15 people shooting from the Main Building at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
Facts:
  • Former marine Charles Whitman kills 13 andwounds 31 at University of Texas
  • Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People's Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

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Books

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

The Last Battle

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich.The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's

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The Double Image

By: Helen MacInnes

While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.

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Human Sexual Response

By: William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

This is the Bible of the Sex Revolution of the 1960s, to such an extent that one cannot say whether this book caused the Sex Revolution or the Sex Revolution led

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I, The King

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The story of Philip IV of Spain and the women who most influenced his life. His first wife, Isabel of Bourbon; his true love Ines Calderon, the young actress; and Sor

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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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