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Sunday 12 June 1966

It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). 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 The Double Image by Helen MacInnes 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

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


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 12 June 1966 ?

  • Blessed Ternan, bishop, confessor [ GTZ: Scotland]
  • Blessed John of Sahagun, hermit, confessor
  • Roman Empire ? sixth day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
  • Philippines ? Araw ng Kalayaan (Independence Day) 1898
  • Russian Federation ? Russia Day (Independence Day) 1990
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Dave Clark 5 set record as they appear for 12th time on Ed Sullivan
  • Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational

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

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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The Proud Tower

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

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The Comedians

By: Graham Greene

Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt “Papa Doc” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police.

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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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