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Sunday 10 July 1966

It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Leon and Gina Bellman. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Paperback Writer by The Beatles. In UK Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks was in the top 5 hits. Torn Curtain, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Last Hundred Days by John Toland was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dark Shadows. 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 ?

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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Dr. Who and the Daleks

Directed by: Gordon Flemyng

Starring: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden

Country: United States

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The Sword of Doom

Directed by: Kihachi Okamoto

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yz Kayama

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

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

Court Martial

Starring: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Kenneth J. Warren

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 July 1966 ?

  • Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
  • Bahamas - Independence Day
  • Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
  • Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
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  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • US launches Orbiter 1 to the Moon
  • Orbiter 1 launched to Moon.
  • The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people came to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.

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

The Last Hundred Days

By: John Toland

From review - The last 100 days of the Nazi regime have long remained clouded by the fact that it was the Soviet armies that reached Berlin first and afterwards controlled

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The Double Image

By: Helen MacInnes

While carrying out research in Paris, American historian John Craig is surprised when he runs into his old college professor.

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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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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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