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Tuesday 2 August 1966

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Joseph Wanag and Takayuki Iizuka. 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 Valley Of The Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 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 2 August 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
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Facts:
  • Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
  • The Spanish government forbids overflights of British military aircraft.
  • Groundbreaking takes place for the World Trade Center.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. leads a civil rights march in Chicago, during which he is struck by a rock thrown from an angry white mob.
  • Caesars Palace hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas.

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Books

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

The Lockwood Concern

By: John O'Hara

THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

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Those Who Love

By: Irving Stone

hardcover and dust jacket, Those Who Love, by Irving Stone

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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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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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