Tuesday February 01, 1966

US date format: 2/1/1966, UK date format: 1/2/1966

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Laurent Garnier and Eddie Zambrano. In that special week of February people in US were listening to My Love by Petula Clark. In UK These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Nancy Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Black Tight Killers, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jackanory.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • West Germany procures some 2,600 political prisoners from East Germany.

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Movies

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Black Tight Killers

Black Tight Killers

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe

Starring: Akira Kobayashi, Chieko Matsubara, Akemi Kita, Mieko Nishio

Angelique and the King

Angelique and the King

Directed by: Bernard Borderie

Starring: Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Toja

The Ugly Dachshund

The Ugly Dachshund

Directed by: Norman Tokar

Starring: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Charles Ruggles, Kelly Thordsen

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

Starring: Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent

Country: United States of America

Our Man Flint

Our Man Flint

Directed by: Daniel Mann

Starring: James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Jackanory

Jackanory

Directed by: Brian Hawkins

L'âge heureux

L'âge heureux

Üb immer Treu nach Möglichkeit

Üb immer Treu nach Möglichkeit

Tagesschau

Tagesschau

Autores invitados

Autores invitados

Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery

A Gift Of Prophecy

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A Gift of Prophecy tells the story of the extraordinary Jeane Dixon who predicted: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the name of his killer; Teddy Kennedy's accident; the

The Double Image by Helen MacInnes

The Double Image

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

The Rabbi by Noah Gordon

The Rabbi

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The New York Times–bestselling novel that follows the life and career of a rabbi as he journeys through America: “A rewarding reading experience.” —Los Angeles TimesMichael Kind is raised in the Jewish cauldron of 1920s New York, familiar with the …

The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark

The Honey Badger

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Robert Chester Ruark was one of the mid-20th centuries "larger-than-life" characters: journalist, author, world traveller and big game hunter and in this, his last work, it is impossible to fathom where

Yes I Can by Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Yes I Can

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Paperback, biography, entertainment.


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