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Saturday 6 August 1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Billy Mayfair and William Fred Mayfair. 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 I, The King by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Informer. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
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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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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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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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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 August 1966 ?

  • 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
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Famous Deaths:
  • Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
  • Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge of Europe)
  • US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashes in Falls City, NE killing all 42 on board.

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1966?

Life magazine


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

I, The King

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The story of Philip IV of Spain and the women who most influenced his life. His first wife, Isabel of Bourbon; his true love Ines Calderon, the young actress; and Sor

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The Last Battle

By: Cornelius Ryan

The classic account of the final offensive against Hitler's Third Reich.The Battle for Berlin was the culminating struggle of World War II in the European theater, the last offensive against Hitler's

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Valley of the Dolls

By: Jacqueline Susann

The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

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Human Sexual Response

By: William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

This is the Bible of the Sex Revolution of the 1960s, to such an extent that one cannot say whether this book caused the Sex Revolution or the Sex Revolution led

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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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