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Sunday 2 October 1966

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Yokozuna (wrestler) and Yokozuna [Rodney Anoia]. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Games People Play by Eric Berne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Au risque de vous plaire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph

Country: United States

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Alvarez Kelly

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Bible: In the Beginning...

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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The Appaloosa

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon

Country: United States

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Fantastic Voyage

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Jackie Gleason Show

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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Cool McCool

Written by: Al Brodax, Bob Kane

Starring: Chuck McCann, Bob McFadden, Carol Corbett

Country: United States

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Star Trek

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Country: United States

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Dark Shadows

Written by: Dan Curtis

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

Country: United States

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Starring: Magnus Magnusson, David Drew

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1966 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
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  • LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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

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 Time Between The Wars

By: Jonathan Daniels

For this twentieth and final volume in the Mainstream of America series, a distinguished American has recreated an era, one that was born in innocence at the end of World War

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

By: Robert Crichton

Remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, the little town of Santa Vittoria has but one thing to boast of: its fabulous wine cellars. For this cause, the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent ...

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Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry

By: Harry Kemelman

Rabbi Small returns in this New York Times–bestselling novel to investigate a mysterious death on the Day of Atonement The day before Yom Kippur, the synagogue sound system is on the blink,

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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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