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Thursday 9 December 1965

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ariane Massenet and Brad Savage in Livdnia. 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. Battle of the Bulge, directed by Ken Annakin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965 while The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark 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 this week ?

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom

Country: United States

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Battle of the Bulge

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan

Country: United States

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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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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 9 December 1965 ?

  • Anti-Corruption Day [1]
  • Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
  • Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
  • Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, premieres
  • Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as President of Presidium (USSR).
  • Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati Reds to the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object.
  • ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', the first ''Peanuts'' television special, debuts on CBS, quickly becoming an annual tradition.

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

The Honey Badger

By: Robert Ruark

Robert Chester Ruark was one of the mid-20th centuries "larger-than-life" characters: journalist, author, world traveller and big game hunter and in this, his last work, it is impossible to fathom where

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Yes I Can

By: Sammy Davis and Jane and Burt Boyar

Paperback, biography, entertainment.

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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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Up The Down Staircase

By: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United ...

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