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Tuesday 13 December 1966

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Skourias and Ross Burden. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Winchester Cathedral by The New Vaudeville Band. In UK Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones was in the top 5 hits. The Sand Pebbles, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Polizeifunk ruft. 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 ?

The Jackie Gleason Show

Starring: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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Cool McCool

Written by: Al Brodax, Bob Kane

Starring: Chuck McCann, Bob McFadden, Carol Corbett

Country: United States

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Star Trek

Written by: Gene Roddenberry

Starring: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Country: United States

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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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Movies

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

The Sand Pebbles

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen

Country: United States

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Blow-Up

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles

Country: United States

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A Man for All Seasons

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw

Country: United States

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Django

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Jos Bdalo, Loredana Nusciak

Country: United States

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Cul-de-sac

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Franoise Dorlac, Lionel Stander

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nicolas Skourias: French plane crash survivor, he was a passenger on board an Air Inter Company Airbus 320 flying from Lyon to Strasbourg.
  • Ross Burden: New Zealand-English chef and author.
  • Toby Dammit: American drummer composer and producer.
  • Don Roff: American actor director and screenwriter.
  • Mike Tirico: American sportscaster.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles Watts: Actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer.
Facts:
  • 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam
  • 1st US bombing of Hanoi
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Test debut of Clive Lloyd, versus India Bombay, 82 and 78.
  • First US bombing of Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1966?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8003
  • Life: Draftees
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Kurt Georg Kiesinger -- Dec. 9, 1966

Books

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

The Birds Fall Down

By: Rebecca West

No dust jacket. Binding torn and loose. Library sticker on front cover.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition.

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Winston S. Churchill

By: Randolph S. Churchill

“A milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement… rightly regarded as the most comprehensive life ever written of any age.”—Andrew Roberts, historian and author of The Storm of War“The most scholarly study

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Capable Of Honor

By: Allen Drury

Story of a powerful Washington columnist and his influence over his colleagues and international politics

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The Boston Strangler

By: Gerald Frank

New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Edgar Award: The definitive account of the notorious serial killer—and the manhunt that followed his rampage. On June 14, 1962, twenty-five-year-old Juris Slesers arrived at his mother’s apartment to drive her to ...

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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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