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Saturday 11 June 1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Scott Mellanby and Tiffany Cohen. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones. In UK Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra was in the top 5 hits. Khartoum, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Chronicle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson

Country: United States

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The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin

Country: United States

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Nevada Smith

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

Country: United States

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Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel

Country: United States

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Frankie and Johnny

Directed by: Frederick de Cordova

Starring: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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

Adrian, der Tulpendieb

Written by: István Békeffy, Dietrich Haugk, Otto Rombach (novel)

Directed by: Dietrich Haugk

Starring: Lukas Ammann, Peter Arens, Walter Buschhoff, Eva Christian

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 June 1966 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Scott Mellanby: Montreal, Quebec -- NHL right wing (Florida Panthers).
  • Tiffany Cohen: Culver City, California -- Swimmer (1984 Olympics - 2 Gold Medals).
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Famous Deaths:
  • I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel peaks at #3
  • On A Clear Day You... closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances
  • Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1
  • Skyscraper closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • Sloop John B by The Beach Boys hit #1 in the UK

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

In Cold Blood

By: Truman Capote

National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches

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Tell No Man

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

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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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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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