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Wednesday 8 December 1965

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Luca Cantagalli and Fréderic Soulier (politician). 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. The Flight of the Phoenix, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while The Green Berets by Robin Moore was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Power Game.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Flight of the Phoenix

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch

Country: United States

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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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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 8 December 1965 ?

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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  • Nikolai Podgorny succeeds Mikojan as President of the USSR
  • Pope Paul VI signs second Vatican council.

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

The Green Berets

By: Robin Moore

This new revised edition of the Green Berets memorializes "The Wall". New material includes a hitherto unpublished Special Forces story about the rear echelon SF men who spent a few

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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 Man With The Golden Gun

By: Ian Fleming

Bond may have a license to kill, but “Pistols” Scaramanga has a talent for it. He’s a KGB-trained assassin who’s left a trail of dead British Secret Service agents in his

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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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