Saturday March 12, 1966

US date format: 3/12/1966, UK date format: 12/3/1966

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 12, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Deborah Evelyn and Grant Long. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Ballad Of The Green Berets by Barry Sadler. In UK The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Singing Nun, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jackanory.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
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Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins).
  • Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
  • Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks sets the NHL single season scoring record against the New York Rangers, with his 51st goal.

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Movies

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The Singing Nun

The Singing Nun

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban, Greer Garson, Agnes Moorehead

War and Peace

War and Peace

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Country: United States of America

Johnny Reno

Johnny Reno

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney Jr., John Agar

Madame X

Madame X

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

Starring: Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith

The Group

The Group

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight

TV Series

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Jackanory

Jackanory

Directed by: Brian Hawkins

En famille

En famille

Starring: Patricia Calas, Marie-Paule, Michel Robert, Henri Nassiet

Country: France

Mrs Thursday

Mrs Thursday

Mild and Bitter

Mild and Bitter

Intergezin

Intergezin

Days to next March 12

If March 12, 1966 is your birthday you're 54 years, 4 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 5 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Lockwood Concern by John O'Hara

The Lockwood Concern

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THE LOCKWOOD CONCERN by O'hara, John

Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart

Airs Above The Ground

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Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreelshot there at the scene of a deadly fire.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

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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

A Gift Of Prophecy by Ruth Montgomery

A Gift Of Prophecy

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A Gift of Prophecy tells the story of the extraordinary Jeane Dixon who predicted: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the name of his killer; Teddy Kennedy's accident; the

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower

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"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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