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Thursday 13 October 1966

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 13, 1966). The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Fitzgerald and Brenda Brathwaite. 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. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, directed by Richard Lester, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966 while Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St. Johns was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Luz verde.
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What the sky looked like on 13 October 1966

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Movies

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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, Michael Crawford

Country: United States

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Spinout

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain, Dodie Marshall

Country: United States

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Hawaii

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Country: United States

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Hotel Paradiso

Directed by: Peter Glenville

Starring: Gina Lollobrigida, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Peggy Mount

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Alvarez Kelly

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Luz verde

Directed by: Not specifed

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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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The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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Cliff Dexter

Starring: Hans von Borsody, Sabine Bethmann, Andrea Dahmen, Eva Gross

Country: Germany

Les globe-trotters

Starring: Yves Rénier, Edward Meeks, Maria Dallas, Aniko Sasou

Country: France

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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 13, 1966 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  2. The Association - Cherish
  3. 96 Tears - ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians
  4. The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville
  5. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
  6. Cherry, Cherry - Neil Diamond
  7. Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke
  8. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
  9. I've Got You Under My Skin - The Four Seasons
  10. The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. The Temptations - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
  2. The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
  3. Reach Out I'll Be There - Four Tops
  4. Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
  5. Love Is A Hurtin' Thing - Lou Rawls
  6. B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
  7. Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart
  8. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
  9. Bobby Bland - Poverty
  10. Marvin Gaye - Little Darling, I Need You
Top #4 songs in the UK
  1. Jim Reeves - Distant Drums
  2. Bend It! - Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich
  3. I'm A Boy - The Who
  4. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band

Books

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Tell No Man

By: Adela Rogers St. Johns

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria

By: Robert Crichton

Remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, the little town of Santa Vittoria has but one thing to boast of: its fabulous wine cellars. For this cause, the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent ...

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Everything But Money

By: Sam Levenson

Autobiography, New York City Studies, Sociology

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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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