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Friday 6 August 1965

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luc Alphand and Stéphane Peterhansel. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I'm Henry VIII, I Am by Herman's Hermits. In UK Help! by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. Help!, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while Journal Of A Soul by Pope John XXIII was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Vital Spark.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Country: United States

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Directed by: Russ Meyer

Starring: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey

Country: United States

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The Ipcress File

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman

Country: United States

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Ship of Fools

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jos Ferrer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Vital Spark

Written by: Neil Munro

Starring: John Grieve, Walter Carr, Alex McAvoy, Roddy McMillan

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Vision On

Starring: Tony Hart, Pat Keysell, Ben Benison, Wilf Lunn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meine Melodie

Starring: Marianne Koch, Lale Andersen, Roy Black, Alexandra

M: Monitor

Starring: Sonia Mikich

Country: Germany

Die Unverbesserlichen

Starring: Inge Meysel, Joseph Offenbach, Monika Peitsch, Gernot Endemann

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1965 ?

  • Jamaica - Independence Day
  • Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
  • St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
  • St. Juatus
  • St. Pastor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Luc Alphand: French skier and winner of the World Cup events in 1995 and 1996, when he won a Bronze Medal (downhill) in the World championships.
  • Bogotá (Colombia)
  • David Robinson: Florida, United States -- NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympics - Gold - 92).
  • Stéphane Peterhansel: French driver, he won 6 Paris-Dakar rallys in the motorcycle category and then 6 Paris-Dakar rallys in the car category.
  • Jeremy Ratchford
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Famous Deaths:
  • 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
  • Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
  • Indian troops invade Pakistan
  • LBJ signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
  • US President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, which makes it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to blacks.

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

Journal Of A Soul

By: Pope John XXIII

No other pope of this century has aroused so much interest and universal affection throughout the world as has Pope John XXIII.

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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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My Shadow Ran Fast

By: Bill Sands

Who is Bill Sands? As a youngster, he was a violent, law-breaking, convention-defying young thug. He would probably have committed murder had he not been stopped.

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Don'T Stop The Carnival

By: Herman Wouk

It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a

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