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Saturday 1 January 1966, NewYear’s Day

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Mika Nieminen and Rawley Valberde in Oceanside. In that special week of January people in US were listening to The Sounds Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. 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 1966 while A Gift Of Joy by Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Liars. 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 ?

Firing Line

Starring: William F. Buckley

Country: United States

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Get Smart

Written by: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry

Starring: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Country: United States

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Tammy

Starring: Debbie Watson, Denver Pyle, Donald Woods, Dorothy Green

Country: United States

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The Wild Wild West

Written by: Michael Garrison

Starring: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Whitey Hughes, Dick Cangey

Country: United States

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The Dean Martin Show

Starring: Dean Martin

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Slender Thread

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas

Country: United States

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Doctor Zhivago

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin

Country: United States

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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

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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Battle of the Bulge

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 January 1966 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Mika Nieminen: Tampere, Finland -- Hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympics - Bronze - 1998).
  • Rawley Valberde in Oceanside: California, USA; actor (Amado - Santa Barbara).
  • Tina Landon: Mexican-American choreographer.
  • Anna Burke: Australian businesswoman and politician 28th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.
  • Ivica Dačić: Serbian journalist and politician 95th Prime Minister of Serbia.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Vincent Auriol: French writer, lawyer and politician who was the leader of the Socialist party and, from 1947-1954, the first President of the Fourth Republic.
Facts:
  • 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health".
  • The Aladdin Hotel opens in Las Vegas, with 15-story high Aladdin's lamp.
  • A twelve-day New York City transit strike begins.
  • After a coup, Colonel Jean-Bedel Bokassa assumes power as president of the Central African Republic.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

A Gift Of Joy

By: Helen Hayes and Lewis Funke

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A Thousand Days

By: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr

As special assistant to the president, Arthur Schlesinger witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced the now legendary Kennedy administration.

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The Rabbi

By: Noah Gordon

Michael Kind was a rabbi, but he was also a man. A man who couldn't help that his heart led him to Leslie, a beautiful minister's daughter.

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Those Who Love

By: Irving Stone

The love story of John and Abigail Adams from courtship to the White House

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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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