Saturday October 08, 1966

US date format: 10/8/1966, UK date format: 8/10/1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 8, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Karyn Parsons and Felipe Camiroaga. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Cherish by The Association. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. Hawaii, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Secret Of Santa Vittoria by Robert Crichton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Star Trek.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Movies

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Country: United States of America

Hotel Paradiso

Hotel Paradiso

Directed by: Peter Glenville

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Peggy Mount

Alvarez Kelly

Alvarez Kelly

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal

Country: United States of America

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Directed by: Tim Frywell

The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Starring: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on October 08, 1966

Sport Games on October 08, 1966


NFL

American Football
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - Cleveland Browns : 10 - 41
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TV Series

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Star Trek

Star Trek

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Starring: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Country: United States of America

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

The Late Show

The Late Show

My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?

My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?

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Starring: John Meillon, Judi Farr, Stewart Ginn, Gordon Chater

Country: Australia

Comment ne pas épouser un milliardaire

Comment ne pas épouser un milliardaire

Starring: Marie-France Boyer, Georges Aminel, Christine Aurel, Yori Bertin

Country: France

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Books

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Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman

Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry

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Rabbi Small returns in this New York Times–bestselling novel to investigate a mysterious death on the Day of Atonement The day before Yom Kippur, the synagogue sound system is on the blink,

Capable Of Honor by Allen Drury

Capable Of Honor

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Story of a powerful Washington columnist and his influence over his colleagues and international politics

Games People Play by Eric Berne

Games People Play

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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.

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Valley of the Dolls

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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.

The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan

The Last Battle

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