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Thursday 8 December 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sinéad O'Connor and Bushwick Bill. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. A Man for All Seasons, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while All In The Family by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft. 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 ?

A Man for All Seasons

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Jos Bdalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Franoise Dorlac, Lionel Stander

Country: United States

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Manos: The Hands of Fate

Directed by: Harold P. Warren

Starring: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Mahree

Country: United States

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Fahrenheit 451

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack

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 8 December 1966 ?

  • 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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Famous Deaths:
  • Ward Morehouse: American theater critic and newspaper columnist (Born 1899).
  • US and the USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space
  • US and USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space.
  • The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.

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

Life magazine


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

All In The Family

By: Edwin O'Connor

Hardcover: 434 pages Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1966) Language: English ASIN: B003026EMS Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6

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Winston S. Churchill

By: Randolph S. Churchill

“A milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement… rightly regarded as the most comprehensive life ever written of any age.”—Andrew Roberts, historian and author of The Storm of War“The most scholarly study

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The Mask Of Apollo

By: Mary Renault

Set in fourth-century B.C. Greece, The Mask of Apollo is narrated by Nikeratos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo, a relic

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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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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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