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Thursday 13 October 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Larry Collmus and John Regis. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. In UK Distant Drums by Jim Reeves was in the top 5 hits. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Giles Goat Boy by John Barth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cliff Dexter. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyborg 009.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 30 days ?

The Fortune Cookie

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich

Country: United States

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Spinout

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain

Country: United States

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton

Country: United States

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Hawaii

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris

Country: United States

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Seconds

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Starring: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1966 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Facts:
  • Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes Deputy Director of CIA

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Magazine Covers

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

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7994
  • Life: Author Ian Fleming James Bond
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ronald Reagan -- Oct. 7, 1966

Books

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

Giles Goat Boy

By: John Barth

In this outrageously farcical adventure, hero George Giles sets out to conquer the terrible Wescac computer system that threatens to destroy his community in this brilliant "fantasy of theology, sociology, and sex" (Time).

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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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Rush To Judgment

By: Mark Lane

Rush to Judgment is Mark Lane’s seminal work on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This groundbreaking number one bestseller opened the eyes of the people of the United

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Valley of the Dolls

By: Jacqueline Susann

The All-Time Pop Culture Classic!Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight—for Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach.

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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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