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Sunday 5 December 1965

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Rzeznik and Johnny Rzeznik. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) by The Byrds. In UK The Carnival Is Over by The Seekers was in the top 5 hits. A Patch of Blue, directed by Guy Green, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while The Waters Under The Earth by John Moore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les saintes chéries.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

A Patch of Blue

Directed by: Guy Green

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman

Country: United States

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That Darn Cat!

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine

Country: United States

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Harum Scarum

Directed by: Gene Nelson

Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries

Country: United States

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Juliet of the Spirits

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Starring: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Get Smart

Written by: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry

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

Country: United States

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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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National Geographic Specials

Starring: Alexander Scourby, Leslie Nielsen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 December 1965 ?

  • Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
  • Day of the Ninja
  • Austria - Krampus
  • Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
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  • Charles de Gaulle is re-elected as French president with 10,828,421 votes.
  • Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith warns that Rhodesia will resist a trade embargo by neighboring countries with force.
  • The Race Relations Act becomes the first legislation to address racial discrimination in the United Kingdom.
  • The Second Vatican Council closes.

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

The Waters Under The Earth

By: John Moore

A great story from the very popular writer John Moore.

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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 Honey Badger

By: Robert Ruark

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

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Is Paris Burning?

By: Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

From the bestselling author of The City of Joy comes the dramatic story of the Allied liberation of Paris. Is Paris Burning?

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