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Monday 11 July 1966

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Butch Reid and Mel Appleby. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Hanky Panky by Tommy James and the Shondells. 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 Unsafe At Any Speed by Ralph Nader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dark Shadows. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Chronicle

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

Movies

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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The Sword of Doom

Directed by: Kihachi Okamoto

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yz Kayama

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 July 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
  • Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
  • United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
  • Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
  • Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Delmore Schwartz: United States -- Poet / short story writer / critic (Shenandoah).
Facts:
  • The 1966 FIFA World Cup begins in England.
  • Indira Gandhi visits Moscow.
  • Zambia threatens to leave the Commonwealth of Nations because of British peace overtures to Rhodesia.
  • Israeli and Syrian jet fighters clash over the Jordan River.
  • Richard Speck murders 8 student nurses in their Chicago dormitory. He is arrested on July 17.

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Books

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

Unsafe At Any Speed

By: Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader's classic book that tanked the Corviar. Published in 1965 Unsafe at any speed is the full story of how and why cars kill, and why the automobile manufacturers have failed

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I, The King

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

The story of Philip IV of Spain and the women who most influenced his life. His first wife, Isabel of Bourbon; his true love Ines Calderon, the young actress; and Sor

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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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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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Videogames

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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