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Friday 12 August 1966

US date format: 8/12/1966, UK date format: 12/8/1966

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Dean Hartgraves and Bruce Covernton. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Juan Colorado, directed by Miguel Zacarías, 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 Chain Letter.
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Juan Colorado

Directed by: Miguel Zacarías

Starring: Antonio Aguilar, María Duval, Elsa Cárdenas, Flor Silvestre

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Johnny Yuma

Directed by: Romolo Guerrieri

Starring: Mark Damon, Lawrence Dobkin, Rosalba Neri, Luigi Vannucchi

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Tarzan and the Valley of Gold

Directed by: Robert Day

Starring: Mike Henry, David Opatoshu, Manuel Padilla Jr., Nancy Kovack

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Directed by: Jack Smight

Starring: Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter

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One of Our Spies Is Missing

Directed by: E. Darrell Hallenbeck

Starring: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Maurice Evans

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Chain Letter

Directed by: Deon Taylor

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Preview Tonight

Ame no naka ni kiete

Der Hase Cäsar

The Saturday Afternoon Movie

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  • The General Services Administration turns the New Orleans Mint over to the state of Louisiana.
  • In the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong begins the Cultural Revolution to purge and reorganize China's Communist Party.
  • An earthquake in Varto town, Turkey, kills 2,394 and injures 10,000.
  • Syrian and Israeli troops clash over Lake Kinneret (also known as the Sea of Galilee) for 3 hours.
  • It is announced that the ''New York Herald Tribune'' will not resume publication.

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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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The Last Battle

By: Cornelius Ryan


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The Kremlin Letter

By: Noel Behn

The American Espionage Apparatus

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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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