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Wednesday 1 June 1966

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on June 1, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Soares and Greg Schiano. In that special week of June people in US were listening to When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge. In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Fireball 500, directed by William Asher, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Canvas.
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What the sky looked like on 1 June 1966

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Movies

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Fireball 500

Directed by: William Asher

Starring: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Fabian, Chill Wills

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Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

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Cul-de-sac

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

Country: United States

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The Shooting

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins, Warren Oates

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Lost Command

Directed by: Mark Robson

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan

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TV Series

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

Canvas

Directed by: Joseph Greco

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Semeystvo Kalinkovi

Jens Claasen und seine Tiere

Starring: Gerd Siemoneit, Faustin Afande, Kaleb Akwera, Alexander Engel

4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet

Starring: Ilja Richter, Lotti Ohnesorge, Suzanne Doucet

Le chevalier d'Harmental

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 June 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
  • Children's Day in some countries.
  • Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
  • Kenya Madaraka Day 1963.
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Facts:
  • Joaquin Balaguer elected President of Dominican Republic
  • Shortwave station Radio New York Worldwide changes calls from WRUL to WNYW
  • 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights.
  • The final new episode of ''The Dick Van Dyke Show'' airs (the first episode aired on October 3, 1961).
  • Éamon de Valera is re-elected as Irish president.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on June 01, 1966 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1966 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  2. A Groovy Kind Of Love - The Mindbenders
  3. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  4. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? - The Lovin' Spoonful
  5. I Am A Rock - Simon and Garfunkel
  6. Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
  7. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
  8. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown
  9. Gary Lewis and the Playboys - Green Grass
  10. Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. It's A Man's Man's Man's World - James Brown And The Famous Flames
  2. Hold On! I'm A Comin' - Sam & Dave
  3. When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
  4. Robert Parker - Barefootin'
  5. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - (I'm A) Road Runner
  6. The Capitols - Cool Jerk
  7. The Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
  8. Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick
  9. Stevie Wonder - Nothing's Too Good For My Baby
  10. The Platters - I Love You 1000 Times
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
  2. Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  3. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones
  4. Monday Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
  5. Sorrow - The Merseys

Books

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

The Proud Tower

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

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Columbella

By: Phyllis Whitney

Fleeing her own past, Jessica Abbot finds herself at the centre of a conflict at Hampden House in the Virgin Islands, and is confronted by a tormenting, destructive woman married to

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Games People Play

By: Eric Berne

We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions.

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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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